The Ogidi District of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has been set ablaze by unidentified criminal elements, leaving about 32 utility and operational vehicles burnt, including other assets and equipment within the premises.
The Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, who said the incident occurred at about 1.45am this Monday, says efforts made to reach the Anambra State Fire Service at the time of the incident did not yield any positive result, leaving members of staff helpless, as they watched the office building and other assets go down in flames.
Ezeh says it later took the intervention of the Anambra State Commissioner for Utilities, Julius Chukwuemeka, at about 9.05am to bring the Fire Service team down to the scene of the incident.
The management of EEDC expressed shock over this ugly incident which it says is happening at a time the company has invested so much to improve on its operations and transform the socio-economic landscape of the area.
Ezeh says EEDC Management has reported the development to the relevant authorities and it is expected that proper investigation will be carried out and the perpetrators of this dastardly act brought to book