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Telecom services shut down in Katsina

Some of the LGAs affected by the development are said to be on the fringes of the Ruggu forest where most of the bandits are hiding.

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari

As part of efforts to tackle insecurity in Katsina state, telecommunication services have been shut down in the state.

At least, 13 Local Government Areas are currently affected by the development in Katsina.

The LGAs are Sabuwa, Faskari, Dandume, Batsari, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibia, Safana, Dutsin-Ma, Kurfi, Funtua, Bakori and Malumfashi.

Some of the LGAs are said to be on the fringes of the Ruggu forest where most of the bandits are hiding.

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This is coming days after telecommunication services were shut down in Zamfara state for security reasons.

Contrary to the claim that the shutdown of telecom services in Zamfara was ordered by the National Communications Commission (NCC), the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami on Wednesday said that security agencies requested the shutdown.

The minister said that the Federal Government did not object to the shutdown, adding that the FG would sacrifice economic gains in the telecom sector for security.

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