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Fire guts Birnin-Kebbi transmission station, three states in blackout



Kaduna Electric, an electricity distribution company that serves Kaduna, Kebbi State, Sokoto State, and Zamfara State, has officially confirmed that a blackout affecting its operational areas resulted from a fire incident.

In a public notice released on Friday morning, signed by Abdulazeez Abdullahi, the Head of Corporate Communications, and posted on its X handle, the DisCo explained that the power outage occurred due to a fire that severely damaged key infrastructure at a transmission center in Birnin Kebbi.

The statement,

The statement further noted that TCN has been notified and is assessing the extent of the damage and is committed to working on the damage.

It said,

ThePressNG reported yesterday the collapse of the National grid early on Thursday which plunged the whole country into darkness. However, it was restored late yesterday after remedial works were carried out by TCN.

The Minister of Power, Bayo Adelabu said the cause of the total blackout experienced on Thursday was as a result of a fire accident at the Kainji/Jebba station.