Nigeria troops raid bandit camps in northwest

Mobile phone networks are to be shut down for two weeks to assist Nigerian authorities in their efforts to combat armed criminal groups

September 6, 2021 – 11:24PM

AFP

Mobile phone networks are to be shut down for two weeks to assist Nigerian authorities in their efforts to combat armed criminal groups

Mobile phone networks are to be shut down for two weeks to assist Nigerian authorities in their efforts to combat armed criminal groups

    Nigerian troops backed by gunships and fighter jets are carrying out an offensive against kidnap gangs in a northwestern state, where the authorities have shut down telecom services, security sources and locals told AFP Monday.

    On Friday, Nigeria’s telecom regulator ordered operators to shut down their towers in Zamfara state for two weeks, following request from the state authorities.

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