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Banditry: Kaduna To Shut Down Telecommunication Services 

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State

September 29, (THEWILL) – Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has asked residents to prepare for a shutdown of telecommunication services as security operatives prepare to launch offensives against bandits terrorizing parts of the state.

The Governor, who disclosed the development on Tuesday in a chat with newsmen, however  said that some parts of the state would not be affected; adding that only local governments where there are incessant attacks by bandits would be affected.

He said, “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.”

THEWILL recalls that some States including Zamfara had recently recorded successes in the fight against banditry after shutting down  telecommunication services.