Bandits Take Over Territory In Buhari’s Home State As Mobile Phone Services Shut Down Operations
Mobile phone services have been shut down in at least 13 local government areas of Katsina State in a bid to curb banditry. This comes a week after SaharaReporters' report that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had directed telecommunications operators to shut down services in Zamfara, another state overtaken by bandits. Katsina is also the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari. The affected local government areas include Sabuwa, Faskari, Dandume, Batsari, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibia, Safana, Dutsin-Ma and Kurfi that are on the fringes of the Ruggu forest which is said to be the hideout of most of the bandits.