Governor Bello Metawalle of Zamfara has ordered the restoration of telecommunication services in Gusau, the state capital.
This is contained in a statement to reporters by his spokesman, Zailani Baffa, who said the move was to end the hardships, the measure which began early last month, brought to the people.
“The restoration of the service at the state capital becomes imperative following the tremendous success recorded in the fight against banditry in the state and to ease the hardship faced by both the private and public sectors of the state,” the statement reads.
“Government finds it necessary to ease the tight measure after the recorded success desired of it which has no doubt destabilised the syndicate of criminals terrorising the state, leading to the successes recorded against them by the security operatives.
“Governor Matawalle promises that his administration will continue to monitor closely the unfolding developments and will announce further decisions of the Government on measures being taken appropriately,” it added.
This is coming a day after the state government through its information commissioner, Ibrahim Dosara, announced that over 2,000 suspected informants of bandits had been arrested since it cut telecommunication services to support a military offensive against the criminals in the state.