Like Zamfara, Katsina Governor To Shut Down Telecoms Services As Bandits Take Over Buhari’s Home State

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, says his administration is contemplating the necessity to shut down telecoms companies in some Local Government Areas as a part of recent measures to include banditry within the state.

The governor disclosed this on Monday whereas inaugurating a committee on monitoring and enforcement of safety challenges (Containment) order he lately signed on the Government House.

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The affected LGAs are Funtua, Bakori and Malumfashi.

Masari, additionally introduced the ban of business cell phone charging factors in 19 out of 34 LGA, saying, “We believe it’s also an area that is helping the bandits to acquire means of communication.”

He defined that the safety measures taken by the state authorities would have an effect on residents economically nevertheless it was essential to take them with a purpose to restore normalcy and cease bandits and their collaborators from getting access to communication and different technique of livelihood.

“We believe with this and other further measures that we are taking with the Federal Ministry of Communication, would also help in restoring normalcy to our respective communities.

“Further instructions and directives affecting Funtua, Malumfashi and Bakori Local Government Areas are coming today (Monday). We have to restrict the sale of fuel in these local governments as well. And we are looking at the possibility of curbing further communications in these local governments.

“The security measures taken by the state government might hurt residents economically but it is necessary to take this now to forestall worse situation if these bandits and their collaborators are allowed free access to communication and other means of livelihood.

“It is important we realise that our number one enemies are informants. So, we must tackle and deal with them in accordance with the law.”

This is coming few days after the Zamfara State Government ordered all telecom operators to close down their networks within the state.

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Katsina, regardless of being the house state of President Muhammadu Buhari, has witnessed sporadic assaults by bandits and kidnappers which have claimed the lives of many.

Over 700 folks have been reportedly killed by the gunmen in Jibia, Kankara, Dutsinma, Musawa, Danmusa and Safana LGAs of the state within the final 5 months.

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