“What happened to this worker in Creggan tonight is absolutely disgraceful. I visited the scene and local residents are very angry about what has gone here.
An NIE worker was in the Linsfort Drive area carrying out essential repairs when he was approached by a number of masked men and threatened to take a suspect device to Strand Road PSNI station.
The worker left the scene and the van was set on fire a short time later.
People in Rinmore Drive are now without electric and understandably NIE have said they will not be back out tonight again.
The people behind this attack need to step forward and explain the rational behind it to this community.