The gas-run Marib power station has been repaired and became operational again Monday afternoon after sabotage attacks caused it to go out of commission for an entire week and left thousands of households in the capital as well as in other cities in complete darkness.
A source in the Ministry of Electricity told the local al-Masdar online newspaper that, "Taking into consideration the students who are studying these days for their final exams, the ministry repaired the damaged power supply lines."
On Friday, the ministry decided not to repair the damages inflicted by the sabotage attacks until saboteurs have been caught and brought to justice.
Twelve sabotage attacks in two days sent the station with all of its capacity out of service and left people in Sana'a and in five other provinces in complete darkness.
Many showed their dissatisfaction with the government actions taken to stop the attacks so far and called on the concerned authorities to take very decisive actions against the saboteurs in order to deter from further disrupting people's interests as businesses are extremely-hit by the long blackouts. For its part, the Ministry of Interior stated that the military campaign, which headed for Marib province with the aim of arresting the saboteurs and putting an end to the sabotage attacks, is going to stay in Marib until it achieves what it has been tasked with.
It further said that the military campaign exchanged fire with the saboteurs in the area, leaving a notorious saboteur killed and other four wounded.