Darkness is looming in Bayelsa State and its environs as some youth have destroyed a 132KVA high transmission line at Ahoada area of Rivers State, which supplies powert to the state and its environs.
On Monday, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) said it received a disturbing report that some restive youth of Ahoada had shut down the transmission station located at Ahoada.
This is the third time in a roll that Rivers youth will be shutting down the power transmission line to Bayelsa State, the first happening late last year and the other in February 2018.
John Onyi, Manager, Corporate Communications, PHED, said efforts were underway to restore power to affected areas of Bayelsa State.
“We are still making frantic efforts to establish link with relevant authorities in the area with a view to finding out the remote cause of their action,” he said.
“To this end, we are appealing to our esteemed customers to exercise patience while the issue is being resolved. It is our request that security agencies wade into this matter to forestall future occurrence.”