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Phone blackout, crackdown on kidnappers in Nigeria

Phone blackout, crackdown on kidnappers in Nigeria

Redacted article courtesy of – Reuters

Mobile telephone networks were shut down in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, residents said on Monday, amid reports that authorities had ordered a blackout while they tackled armed gangs of kidnappers terrorising the area.

Two residents of Zamfara, reached by phone after they travelled to neighbouring Sokoto State, said their mobile networks had stopped functioning over the weekend.

A document that appeared to be a letter from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to network provider Globacom instructing it to shut down services in Zamfara from Sept. 3 was circulating on social media.

Link to full article:  https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/phone-blackout-crackdown-kidnappers-reported-northwest-nigeria-2021-09-06/

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