The police asked the public to report suspicious persons.
The police in Plateau have warned residents of the state to be wary of fraudsters parading themselves as officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, Felicia Anslem, said this in a statement to journalists. She said the impersonators were extorting money from members of the public under the guise of rendering services as staff of PHCN.
According to the text, the situation was worse in some parts of Jos North and South.
“This is to warn members of the public particularly those residing in Jenta Adamu, Gadabiu, Tudun Wada and Dadinkowa areas of Jos, that there is a faceless group of criminals parading themselves as staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria whose sole aim is to rob their target properties,” the spokesperson said.
”Intelligence has revealed that many unsuspecting citizens of the Plateau have lost valuable to these hoodlums.”
The police said “members of the public are therefore advised to report any suspicious persons claiming to be a staff of PHCN to the nearest police station.”
The PHCN has been split to its electricity generation, transmission, and distribution units. The generation and distribution arms have been privatised.
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