The Kaduna State Government has said it has no plan to shut down telecommunication services in the state.
This is contained in a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye.
According to the statement, the government has not made such a decision, neither has it announced any such plan.
“The Kaduna State Government did not reach out to any federal agency to request a telecoms shutdown and it has not in any way ordered or effected a communications shutdown,’’ the statement said.
It called on residents to ignore the rumours saying that is a fake news which some people were trying to pass off as genuine by placing KDSG logo on their false statements.
“The Kaduna State Government is transparent about security matters. If a telecoms shutdown is deemed necessary that decision will be formally announced in a properly signed statement posted on official information handles,” it said.
The reports of a telecom shutdown in Kaduna swirled after the Zamfara State government, acting on the advice of the military, decided to shut down all telecom services in the state as a means of cutting out the communication network of bandits and armed Fulani militia terrorizing the state.
Since the move last week, there has been an appreciable increase in the clampdown on terrorist elements in the state.