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Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by NwaNimo1(m): 5:15pm On May 04
Nigeria may experience blackout as bandits threaten takeover of Shiroro hydropower station!

Bandits operating in over 50 communities in Niger State, may take over the control of Shiroro Power station, located in Shiroro Local Government Area of the North Central State, lawmakers have warned.

The Minority Caucus of the National Assembly, led by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, when they visited Senator Clifford Ordia representing Edo Central Senatorial District.

Ordia was attacked twice by suspected bandits last week while returning to Abuja from Edo State. The two attacks reportedly happend in Kogi State and Abaji area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Minority Caucus, while lamenting the security situation in the country, revealed that bandits were at the verge of taking control of Shiroro Power station and may shutdown or blow up the facility.

The Shiroro Power station is a hydroelectric power plant on the Kaduna River in Niger State. It has a power generating capacity of 600 megawatts (800,000 hp) enough to power over 404,000 homes.

It contributes a significant megawatts to the national grid and supplies power to many states in North Central and North Western parts of the country. “The security situation is now very bad. Bandits may take over Shiroro Power Station. They may take over and blow up the place if the government doesn’t do the needful. That’s more trouble for us. It has never been this bad,” Abaribe said during the visit. Only a fortnight ago, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State, warned that Boko Haram had already infiltrated the state and had not only hoisted their flags in captured villages, including Kaure Village in the Shiroro Local Government of the state, but had also forcefully allocated displaced women to themselves as wives.

The Governor had warned that Sambisa was several kilometers from Abuja, but Kaure was just two kilometers from Abuja, insisting that nobody is safe anymore not even residents of the nation’s capital.

Speaking on the security situation in Nigeria, Abaribe said: “It happens. It happened to me in the East and my policeman was killed. These bandits are sophisticated. Abuja to Lokoja is a death trap. If it were to be in another country, they would have set a trap for these bandits. But we are different in Nigeria.

“Its unfortunate that APC came into power. If APC had not come in, Jonathan’s Government would have handled the insecurity problem. Nigeria is in too much trouble. We have to do everything to salvage the situation. We need to meet as a minority and decide on how to handle certain issues like Electoral Amendment Bill.

“We don’t want to fall into any trap. Let’s learn lessons from it. It’s obvious that traveling by road is now dangerous. No matter what you do, you must use the road. We need to continue to shout. If we stop, the rest of the country will feel despondent.”

Ordia while speaking on his ordeal, said something urgent needs to be done to salvage the situation and confront non-state actors threatening the peace of Nigeria.

When Daily Sun spoke with the Special Assistant, Media, to the Minister of Power, Mr Aaron Artimas, he said that the story was false because the minister has not shared it with him and he had not read it on all his platforms.

“Well, I am hearing this from you. I did not see it on my platforms today. Well, I don’t think it is true. Nobody has told me and the minister has not shared anything like that with me. I will find out and get back to you” he promised.

https://www.energymixreport.com/nigeria-may-experience-blackout-as-bandits-threaten-takeover-of-shiroro-hydropower-station/

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by xpressionx(m): 5:19pm On May 04
Like play like play Nigeria is gradually turning to Aleppo in Syria,starting from the north.

The north and south do not have the same persuasions.Let their elders talk to them or it will be late when the south finally moves ahead.


I don buy one packet of candle keep before e go add money like hand sanitizer during covid

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Nbotee(m): 5:21pm On May 04
Well according to LaiNUS Muhammed, they are a problem of the states since banditry is not a federal offence.. Make I kuku buy more fuel and rechargeable torches

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by FortifiedCity: 5:22pm On May 04
Imagine terrorists taking over a strategic location like Shiroro.

Believe it or not, there is a correspondence between Asorock and Bokoharam HQ

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by NwaNimo1(m): 5:24pm On May 04
The little electricity we get is also in jeopardy?



Somalia come carry me......biko!

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by pyyxxaro: 5:25pm On May 04
Desmond Elliot why cry

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Ozinlex: 5:26pm On May 04
Wahala dey

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by helinues: 5:28pm On May 04
Let's wait and see
Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Kandeed: 5:28pm On May 04
Maybe this would make Nigerians hit the street cuz it's obvious we're all very docile and stupid to accept any shit thrown at us

Stupid people y'all are scared to come out and protest and say enough is enough to this nonsense and Bullshit. Bandits have killed over one thousand people since January(the ones we heard) and the toll keeps increasing every bleeping day. keep getting scared until bandits and gunmen are all in ur streets by then the death y'all are running from would be inevitable. Demented sect of Coward citizens

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by MajesticKris: 5:28pm On May 04
They keep encouraging this people.... Yet someone said, bandits ain't Government offence bah!!!

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by GentleBone(f): 5:42pm On May 04
Was there light before?

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by CodeTemplar: 5:47pm On May 04
Between shiroro and lekki, which is easier to give the lekki treatment of 20-10-2010?
Expect out security forces to come up with something that will make that not to ever happen because their ogas are sympathetic to the cause of these bandits.

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by orion7: 5:48pm On May 04
They should take over the station.


At least all these useless zombies calling GMB there darling daddy wont have light to charge fone.


Fools

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Egbonnyy(m): 5:58pm On May 04
When they are not mad,

Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by lonecatt(m): 5:58pm On May 04
Yet lying lai Mohammed says banditry is not a Federal offence. How stupid

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by xisexe: 5:58pm On May 04
Nawa o

Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by tuoyoojo(m): 5:58pm On May 04
I stand amazed

How would a govt stand and watch a group destroy what it sworn to protect

Major General that cannot guarantee security is that one Major General.

Let this be a lesson to us that a man cannot give what he doesn't have

These boko boys want to ensure that no body presents NEPA bill as certificate again

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Lemonom109: 5:59pm On May 04
Hi

Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by mrsage(m): 5:59pm On May 04
Okay.

These guys Re getting more confident. Very soon they will take over National assets like:

Airport
sea ports
And many more

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Daisukee: 5:59pm On May 04
Wahala, no big deal, na darkness we fess Dey before, since Boko Haram wan make am total darkness make we Dey look. as Buharis next level plans for us Dey manifest small small

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by bupounds: 5:59pm On May 04
This next protest go brutal..

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by tnerro1(m): 6:00pm On May 04
Hahaha, I laugh in Buhari language.

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Goldicon49: 6:00pm On May 04
Lol we no kukuma dy get light slf .

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Jane649: 6:00pm On May 04
How did we get here
Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by nenyeRitta(f): 6:00pm On May 04
This is possible considering what the Niger State governor said
recently. Shiroro is quite strategic both for generation and transmission
of power. We can't afford to lose this to bandits. God help us.
Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by Lagoon0: 6:00pm On May 04
grin. Desmond Elliot should be arrested for this

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by rigarmortis: 6:00pm On May 04
helinues:
Let's wait and see

Wait and see? thats your response? is that what you would have said if jonathan is still president, smh.

An abominable and condemnable act is same, no matter who is in power

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by GodHatesBigots(m): 6:01pm On May 04
One Nigeria and all that crap

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Re: Nigeria May Experience Blackout As Bandits Threaten Takeover Of Shiroro Station by wwwihy: 6:01pm On May 04
The Minority Caucus of the National Assembly, led by the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, when they visited Senator Clifford Ordia representing Edo Central Senatorial District.
Usual suspects... spreading Fake News

Enyinnaya Abaribe will easily manufactured Fake News to the cheering of his IPOB TERRORISTS MEMBERS

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