The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has instructed all telecommunications companies to shut down their services in Zamfara over lingering insecurity in the state
Zamfara state has become a hot spot for banditry and kidnappings in recent times.
Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara had earlierÂ suspended the transportation of livestockÂ beyond the stateâs borders.
The governor also ordered the closure of weekly markets across the state, while transportation of food items will be subject to verification.
In a leaked memo to the managing director of one of the telecommunication companies, on Friday, Umar G. Danbatta, chief executive officer of NCC, gave the directives citing pervading insecurity. Danbatta said the action is one of the activities required to address security challenges in the state.
âThe pervading security situation in Zamfara state has necessitated an immediate shut down of all telecommunications services in the state from September 3rd, 2021.
âThis is to enable relevant security agencies to carry out required activities towards addressing the security agencies carry out required activities towards addressing the security challenge in the state,â the statement reads.
âThis site shutdown is for two (2) weeks (September 03-17,2021) in the first instance. Your urgent action in this regard is required.â