BREAKING: Nigerian Governor to Shutdown Telecom Services in his State

BREAKING: Nigerian Governor to Shutdown Telecom Services in his State

  • Some local government areas in Kaduna state will be cut off from telecommunication services starting from Wednesday, September 29
  • This was disclosed on Tuesday, September 28, by the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, when he spoke with journalists
  • Governor El-Rufai said LGAs near states like Katsina and Zamfara will be worst hit by the decision

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that as the Kaduna state government prepares to launch an attack on bandits, some telecommunication services will be shut down in some LGAs.

The Kaduna governor said this decision will affect local government areas that share borders with Zamfara and Katsina known to be bandits' hideouts, Sahara Reporters reports.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai
LGAs sharing borders with Zamfara and Katsina will be affected, Governor Nasir El-Rufai says. (Photo: Governor Nasir El-Rufai)
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A publication by Daily Trust quoted the governor as saying:

“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.

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“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.”

Bandits stage fresh attack in Kaduna, kill 2, abduct teacher

Meanwhile, bandits had killed two persons and abducted an Arabic and Islamic studies teacher in Kuregu community in Zaria local government area of the state. The incident happened on Friday, September 24, around 10pm.

A resident of Kuregu community who spoke anonymously said that the two persons killed were members of the community.

He said the victims were just at the wrong place at the wrong time because the bandits came asking for the houses of wealthy individuals in the community when they came across the victims and shot them before abducting an Islamic studies teacher in the community.

Abductors of Bethel Baptist’s students caught

In another report, the suspected abductors of students of the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna state had been nabbed by the Nigeria police.

The suspects, Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar, who were paraded by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, in Abuja on Thursday, September 23, were part of the 25 gang members who kidnapped 126 students from the school on Monday, July 5.


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