SUSPECTED VANDALS OF FRCN ENUGU TRANSMITTING STATION IN POLICE CUSTODY
The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Enugu National Station has resumed skeletal broadcast services after almost one week of disruption.
The disruption in normal services followed vandalism of the Station’s transmitting facilities at Miliken Hill Ngwo.
Mr. Francis Enemor,(an engineer) says the damage is colossal.
“Some criminals went to our area field and cut our feeder line that goes to the antenna; they cart away with 80 meters of the cable. Right now we are finding it difficult to replace the cable because it is not easy to buy in the country; some contractors say that 80 meters cable is about ₦2 million, some others say it is about ₦4 million,” he lamented.
According to Mr. Enemor efforts are on to replace the cable and restore normal services, saying “we will start giving normal services as soon as we get the cable, we are still sourcing for more cable because last night (Sunday, June, 24) the cable we are trying to install was vandalized though this time the security officer apprehend them.”
The Zonal Director, Mr. Ike Okere condemned the vandalism of FRCN facilities and appealed to those involved to allow the Station to serve the people better. He stated that it was disheartening that they repeated their evil act on Sunday (June, 24) by removing the new 80 meters cable installed on Saturday.
Mr. Okere said though some of the vandals were caught they had already cut the cable into small pieces of about two feet. The Zonal Director maintained that the Corporation was determined to deal with the problem at hand, unmask those responsible and their collaborators.