Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has disclosed that the 2-week shutdown of communication services will be extended.
Matawalle stated this in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa programme, which was aired yesterday.
According to him, more than 100 informants have been arrested during the ongoing military operations aimed at ridding the State of bandits. He said those kicking against the decision are doing so because they are not victims of banditry.
Governor Matawalle further said that the operation is greatly yielding successes, adding that it is important for other nighbouring State governments to adopt similar measures in other to collectively deal with the bandits.
According to the governor, the workings of informants giving out information to the bandits is a major problem, because they wouldn’t know how and when to go after their targets until they are informed.
“It will be good for other State governments to shut down communication, and we are talking; they will take a similar decision”, he added.