Fire guts TCN station in Birnin Kebbi


A midnight fire has gutted the Transmission Company of Nigerian (TCN) station in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital.

The immediate cause of the incident has not been ascertained as of the time of filing this report but it was gathered that a loud bang was heard at the TCN station, located behind the Mechanic Village in Birnin Kebbi metropolis.

It was also gathered that the fire started around 12:30 a.m.

The fire outbreak at the Birnin Kebbi TCN station comes hours after a similar incident on the Kainji/Jebba 330 kilovolt (KV) line triggered the collapse of the national grid, resulting in a nationwide power outage.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had said that the incident led to about 356.63MW generation loss.

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