Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Monday, disclosed that the state is collaborating with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to block telecom services in fourteen local government areas of the state.
The governor in a statement by Muhammad Bello, his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, noted that thirteen of these local government areas have been initially affected by the September 1st Security Challenges Containment Order, which closed some roads to motorists, suspended livestock trades, prohibited transportation of cattle as well as transportation of more than three persons on motorcycles and tricycles among others restrictions.
“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”, the statement said.
It added that, 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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