Insecurity: Sokoto blocks communications operations in 14 local governments

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  • Photo: Gov Tambuwal

About three weeks after it approved an Executive Order in response to the situation of insecurity in the Eastern flank of Sokoto state, Governor of Sokoto State, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Monday disclosed the state’s collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to block services of communications operations in fourteen local government areas of the state.

Thirteen of these local government areas have been initially affected by the Sept. 1 Security Challenges (Containment) Order, which closed some roads to motorists, suspended animal trades, prohibited transportation of cattle and transportation of more than three persons on motorcycles and tricycles among others.

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The areas affected by the Executive Order include:
Gada, Goronyo, Gudu, Ilela, Isa, Kebbe and Sabon Birni. The remaining are: Shagari, Rabah Tambuwal
Tangaza, Tureta and Wurno local government areas.

In addition to these local government areas, Dange Shuni local government area will also be affected by the latest communications blockade, bringing the number of LGAs affected to 14.

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