Niger youths threaten to blow up hydroelectric dams

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Tension has gripped the people of Niger State and security operatives in the state as some youths threatened to blow up the three hydroelectric dams in the state over the persistent decline in electricity supply to consumers, THISDAY reports.

The security operatives in the state and the government have also been gripped with fear by the threat because a similar threat to occupy the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) offices issued by the youths was carried out and resulted in a four-day blackout in Minna and environs last December.

As a result, security has been beefed up around all the electricity installations, including the Jebba, Kainji and Shiroro hydroelectric dams. The #YouthleadNigeria# group had given the AEDC up to January 5 to improve its services by ensuring uninterrupted supply of electricity for 24 hours daily or face the consequences.