Boko Haram terrorists reportedly blew up a power tower in Maiduguri on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
This attack was carried out barely three days after the restoration of electricity in the North-East city.
Last Wednesday, residents expressed elation after electricity from the national grid was restored.
But that elation now seems short-lived after Saturday’s attack.
In January, the terrorists had struck power installations thrice to keep the city in the dark.
It took power authorities almost two months to repair the damage inflicted in January as the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria when repairs commenced.
Repairs had to progress under heavy military escort, as residents and business owners turned to alternative power generating sets for electricity.
“I am tired, depressed,” one resident told Channels Television. “It’s just too much for us.”
Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State, has become a target for insurgents as the Nigerian military continues its offensive against terrorist operations in the nation’s North-East.
In February, at least ten persons were killed and 47 injured after Boko Haram launched explosives towards the city.
A Professor of socio-linguistics and international relations at the University of Maiduguri, Dikwa Khalifa, has said the attacks on Maiduguri should be interpreted as a sign of weakness on the part of the terrorists.
According to him, the attacks are meant to serve as distractions from the ongoing military operation in Boko Haram strongholds.
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
Click HERE let’s have your story! Thanks as you support us by sharing this post.