Nigeria: Power sector infrastructure a target for an out-of-control insurgency

Issue 440 - 10 Jun 2021

Electricity generation and transmission infrastructure is increasingly being targeted by groups including Boko Haram in the north-east. According to Transmission Company of Nigeria, pylons on the 330kV Damaturu-Maidugiri line were destroyed by insurgents in January and March. As a result, grid power to Borno state capital Maiduguri was cut off for three months.

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