December 3, 2022

Members of the Katsina State House of Assembly have urged the state government to restore telecommunication networks in parts of the state and review the security Challenge Containment Order.

The call was made when the member representing Batsari Constituency, Jabir Yusuf Yauyau, moved a motion of public importance before the House on Wednesday during a plenary session.

The motion was a result of a bandits’ attack leading to the killing of 11 persons and leaving 13 injured in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

According to Yauyau, “The most worrying part of the incident was that there was no network for the people of Batsari town to inform the security agencies about the attack while it was ongoing.”

He called on the government to review its security measures, especially the removal of telecom services, stressing that the lack of network has worsened the situation.

Inside Arewa recalls, in August, Governor Aminu Masari signed the state Security Challenge Containment Order, in which the government adopted 12 measures to contain banditry in the state.

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