20 May 2012

Nigeria: Darkness Envelops Makurdi As Windstorm Destroys PHCN Facilities

No fewer than 30 electricity poles were destroyed by windstorm in Makurdi on Friday night.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PHCN poles were destroyed by the windstorm that was preceded by rain, which only lasted 30 minutes.

Some of the worst hit areas were Gboko Road, Wurukum Roundabout, Ahmadu Bello Way in old GRA, North Bank and Highlevel Areas.

NAN reports that both wooden and concrete poles were damaged by the storm, while some of the cars parked under trees were damaged as the trees fell on them.

However, no building was destroyed by the storm.

Some PHCN officials in Makurdi, who preferred anonymity, said that over 30 poles and other electric materials were damaged by the wind. NAN

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