Angry Residents Protest Power Outage In Abuja Suburb



HUNDREDS of angry residents of Shebwokpma and Karu Extension layout Communities in Nasarawa state, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), took to the streets on Friday to protest the persistent power outage in the area.

Chanting solidarity songs, the protesters accused the officials of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) of plunging the communities in total darkness, in a deliberate ploy to frustrate the government’s avowed commitment to reposition the electricity sector in the country.

The protesters, including women, who carried placards baring different inscriptions, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently look into their plight and order the electricity company to immediately restore full supply to the area.

As they took over the popular Abacha road and the City College in the area, they lamented that the situation has exposed the people to untold danger, as miscreants have taken the advantage of darkness to carry out their nefarious activities.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of other Chairmen of the communities, Chief Sunday Eze said the people are enraged by the incessant disconnection of the communities from the 33 KVA line, which, he said is the only source of power available to the entire area.

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