The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has requested all telecommunication companies in Nigeria to discontinue their services in Zamfara state for two weeks. NCC claims that this request was made because of the persisting insecurity in the state.
In a leaked memo addressed to one of the telecommunication operators, the order was given by Prof. Umar G. Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chairman of The Nigerian Communications Commission
In the report it was expressed that the temporary shutdown of the telecommunication sites was imperative as a result of the insecurity in the state. The statement read:
” The pervading security situation in Zamfara state has necessitated an immediate shutdown of all telecommunication services in the state from today September 03, 2021.
This is to enable relevant security agencies to carry out required activities towards addressing the security challenges in the state…”
This directive was given six months after Zamfara state was declared as a “no fly zone”. No fly zone is also known as no flight zone and it is a territory established by the military power over which certain airplanes are not permitted to fly.