Angry youths on Friday night shut down the Afam power station belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Rivers State.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported that the youths, who forcefully took control of the facility, had demanded 24-hour electricity supply to their communities in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers.
The acting Manager, Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company Mrs Chioma Aninwe, confirmed the incident.
She said: “The youths, known as Oyibo Youths, shutdown Afam Transmission lines around 21:04 p.m. on Friday, thereby, throwing the entire Port Harcourt and Rivers state into darkness.”
“The youths took laws into their hands and marched in their numbers to the transmission station, forcing the operators to shut down supply without observing safety measures.”
“This ugly incident has become the order of the day due to their acclaimed inadequate power supply to their communities”.