Kaduna State Government said it has contacted the relevant federal government agencies to effect the immediate restoration of telecommunication services which were suspended in some local government areas.
Security agencies had requested the shutdown in October 2021, among other measures, to assist on-going operations against armed bandits and other criminals.
The state government said on Friday that the security agencies have now notified the government that telecoms services can be restored.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced this on Friday at a news conference.
‘’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,’’ Aruwan said.
‘’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.’’
According to the statement, 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 lasted.
‘’Notwithstanding, the government wishes to reiterate that the other measures announced as part of the security containment orders remain in force. These include the prohibition of motorcycles all over the state, the ban on weekly markets, transportation of cattle, and the prohibition of sale of fuel in jerry-cans in specified local government areas.’’
PlatinumPost reports that there has been spike in abduction and killings by terrorists in recent days despite the shutdown of telecom networks in the state.