NCC SHUTS DOWN ALL TELECOM SITES IN ZAMFARA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has directed Telecommunications providers to shut down services in Zamfara State.
This was made known in a memo signed on Friday by the Vice-Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, and addressed to one of the telecoms providers.
According to the memo, the shutdown of the telecom sites was due to the rise in insecurity in the State.
Part of the memo reads; "In line with this requirement, Globacom is hereby directed to shut down all sites in Zamfara State and any sites(s) in neighbouring states that could provide telecommunications services in Zamfara State. The site shut down is for two weeks from September 3 to September 17, 2021, in the first instance. Your urgent action in this regard is required."
In recent weeks, there has been a rise in insecurity in Zamfara accompanied with cattle rustling, kidnappings, and killings.
On Wednesday, Eons Intelligence reported that bandits stormed the Government Day secondary school in Maradun LGA, kidnapping about 73 students. This prompted the State Government to shut all schools in the State to curtail the menace of bandits and other criminals.
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Governor Bello Matawalle also suspended the transportation of livestock beyond the state’s borders and ordered the closure of weekly markets across the state, while transportation of food items will be subject to verification.