- BEDC, Security Agency to Tackle Electricity Vandals
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc has announced a partnership with Operation Thunderstorm, a Nigerian Army outfit set up in support of civil authorities to maintain law and order in Edo State, to intensify its fight against vandalism of power equipment across it network.
The Executive Director, Commercial, BEDC, Mr. Abu Ejoor, was quoted in a statement to have said this at the presentation of some tyres to the Edo State Command of the Operation Thunderstorm to support the squad.
He described vandalism of power equipment as a menace disrupting power supply to the public and causing customers unnecessary inconveniences due to prolonged blackout.
“It also deprives service providers the needed revenue, which could be used in network expansion and not for replacement of vandalised items from these power installations,” Ejoor stated.
He added that the donation was geared towards strengthening the operation of the squad to enable it to fight power equipment vandals.
According to the statement, the command commended the BEDC for the gesture, saying it would enable it to patrol high-risk areas where power installations could be exposed to the activities of miscreants who steal cables and other accessories from transformers.