Thousands of residents in parts of llorin, the Kwara state capital, on Friday said they are going through a lot of hardship without electricity.

The affected areas, which are in the llorin West Local Government Area, include Baboko Alore,  Adabata Pakata and Oloje among others.

Their Spokesman, Ismail Alada, said that the total blackout had crippled social and economic activities in these areas.

He pleaded with the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) to replace the damaged electricity power breakers in some areas  in order to restore power so that business activities would continue.

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Alada said that the situation was becoming unbearable for some residents as a result of power outage.

He alleged that some suspected hoodlums had taken advantage of the power outage to attack some residents and cart away their belongings.

One of the affected residents, a retired civil servant in the state, Musa Yahaya, said the power outage had encouraged crimes in all the affected areas.

He called on the state government to urgently intervene to save the communities from total darkness and collapse of economic activities.

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