Kaduna State in Nigeria to shut down telecommunication services

According to a news report, the governor of Kaduna State in Nigeria, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai, has mentioned that residents should prepare for the shutdown of telecommunication services in the state as security agents prepare to launch an offensive on bandits taking refuge in some parts of the state. The shutdown, according to El-Rufai, will not affect the entire state but will occur only at local government areas bordering the troubled Zamfara and Katsina states where military onslaught is ongoing. He further noted that the decision to shut down the telecommunication services was based on intelligence from the high command of the  military and other security agencies. Approval for the shutdown has also been given by the federal government.