Kaduna Lifts Telecom Ban After Three Month

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The Kaduna State Goverment said it has lifted the three months telecommunications ban imposed in the state.

The state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this on Friday at a news conference.

TheFact Nigeria reports that the Kaduna state government had directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to shutdown telecom service in selected local government areas of the state in bid to tackle the criminal activities of bandits in the state.

Despite the ban, there was still upswing in banditry and kidnapping especially on the Abuja- Kaduna highway.

However, the commissioner said the relevant government agencies have been directed to liaise with the telecommunications operators to restore full services in the state.

He said the telecommunications shutdown helped the security agencies achieve “some results”.

“The security agencies have now notified the government that telecom services can be restored,” he said.

“Along with the other measures in the security containment order, the telecoms shutdown had helped the security agencies to achieve some results, which the security forces will reel out soon.

“The prolonged application of this measure was always out of the question, due to its impact on the legitimate activities of citizens and businesses.

“Residents are advised that the restoration of full services in the affected areas may unfold over a few days, as the service providers mobilise to power and boost their transmission systems accordingly.

“The Kaduna state government regrets the inconveniences residents of the affected LGAs may have encountered as a result of the shutdown.

“The state government wishes to commend the sacrifices made by residents while this temporary measure lasts, he said.

Aruwan said the prohibition of the use of motorcycles all over the state, the ban on weekly markets and transportation of cattle across the state are still in force.

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