Residents of Zamfara State are reportedly speaking by way of letter writing with their family members, because the cellular community blackout persists.
In a report by BBC Pidgin, a resident of Kano with relations in Zamfara, Umar Saminu, stated he had discovered it tough to contact his household by way of telephone and had determined to put in writing a letter as was obtainable within the olden days.
The adoption of letter writing trails a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that every one telecom websites within the state must be suspended over rising insecurity.
SaharaReporters had on Friday reported how Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission in a letter to all telecom operators stated the motion was one of many methods taken by safety operatives in curbing banditry ravaging the state.
In the memo signed by the NCC and directed on the telecos, the suspension of providers would final between September 3 by means of September 17 within the first occasion.
The fee had additionally stated the directive was to allow related safety businesses to hold out required actions in the direction of addressing the safety problem within the state.
Saminu defined that he needed to write a letter and had given it to somebody who was embarking on a journey to Zamfara State as telephones strains couldn’t be reached.
He stated, “I cannot remember the last time I sat down to write a letter until now, my wife and children are there and I haven’t been able to reach them for days now, that was why I wrote a letter yesterday and gave to somebody that was travelling to Zamfara to help me deliver and they will also write a letter and give someone coming to Kano in two days.”
“This is the situation we find ourselves and the discomfort is just too much, the Federal Government banned Twitter, everyone was complaining. Now for the people of Zamfara, the whole network was disconnected.”
Another respondent, Shehu Amir, who additionally has relations in Zamfara revealed plans to put in writing a letter to his household by Wednesday as that can make it 5 days with out listening to from ‘his folks’.
“Since the inception of mobile phones in Nigeria, my family has been using it, so this is the first time we would experience something like this and this feeling is not palatable all but we hope this is a price to pay to end insecurity for our dear state.”
Efforts have been made to achieve the Zamfara state authorities officers and even the state police command however in all, about 10 numbers weren’t connecting to indicate that it affected everyone within the state.