At least 32 utility and operational vehicles were completely burnt on Monday as unidentified arsonists razed the Ogidi District office of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company in Anambra State.
The PUNCH reported that the attackers stormed the EEDC office in the early hours of Monday, May 16, and set the place ablaze.
This was after the hoodlums carried out a similar attack on the Idemili Secretariat that houses a Magistrates’ Court.
Efforts made to reach the Anambra State Fire Service were futile, according to the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, who confirmed the incident.
He said, “It later took the intervention of the Commissioner for Utilities, Mr Julius Chukwuemeka, at about 9.05 am this morning to bring the Fire Service team down to the scene of the incident.”
“This is a big loss to EEDC, and a great setback to the efforts being made by the company to strengthen its network and improve the quality of service to its customers within Ogidi and Anambra State at large.
“We have already brought this development to the attention of the relevant authorities and it is expected that proper investigation will be carried out and the perpetrators of this dastardly act brought to book.
“There is no way a developing economy as ours can progress if we continue to record this kind of incident.
“We thank God that no life was lost. We condemn this unjustifiable act and pray such does not reoccur.”