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General News of Wednesday, 29 September 2021


Banditry: Kaduna state to shut down telecommunication services

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has indicated plans to shut down the telecommunication service.

According to him this forms part of measures taken by the its government to rid the state from bandits and terrorists.

Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday, September 28, the governor noted that the shutdown would not affect the entire state but areas where bandits parade to carry out their atrocities.

“We have been advised by the Military and other security agencies to shut down telecommunication services in certain LGAs but we are waiting for the security agencies to tell us which specific areas and when.

“But I want the people of Kaduna State to know that if they give us the go-ahead tomorrow [Wednesday], we will shut down tomorrow.”

“There is no doubt that bandits and other criminals rely on telecommunication to communicate with their informants as well as with relatives of kidnapped victims so as to demand ransom.

“I will not mention the LGAs to be affected but the local governments that are constantly being tormented by bandits know themselves.

“As soon as we get the nod from security agents, then the people of Kaduna State should know that we will shutdown telecommunication to give security agents the maximum cooperation to carry out operations in those areas,” he disclosed.

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