Sana’a electricity station attacked
SANA’A, July 22 – A group stormed the electricity station in Al-Qa’a area, Sana’a, on Saturday. They attacked the guards and forced the employers to cut the power.
Mohammed AL-Jarbani, director of Sana’a Electricity Station, told the Yemen Times about 150 people attacked the electricity station in Al-Qa’a area, which caused electricity outages in several neighborhoods in Sana’a.
“The people protested against power outages at the sunset time, and instead of looking for serious solutions, they shut down the station, which affected it badly,” Al-Jarbani said.
Mohammed Al-Jawfi, a resident of the Al-Qa’a area, said security forces rushed to the electricity station in question and arrested a number of the attackers. They also contacted public figures in the area to prevent such attacks from reoccurring.
Al-Jarbani said the Ministry of Electricity is currently working on several programs to improve electricity in Yemen, particularly because of the continuous acts of sabotage against power lines.
Al-Jarbani said the station was back to operating after a halt that lasted for a few hours.