Due to recent attacks by bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja route, the Kaduna State Government has lifted a three-month telecommunications blackout imposed in October.
According to the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan, who made the announcement on Friday, authorities have ordered the appropriate government department in charge of telecommunication to withdraw the restriction.
Daily Trust reported that the state administration has ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NCC) to shut off telecoms service in specified local government districts of the state.
In spite of the restriction, our journalist reported a rise in banditry along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
All other restrictions on motorbike use and weekly market closures remain in place, according to Aruwan.