Telecoms companies fume as Boko Haram destroys Network masts in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in five firearm trucks assaulted Babangida and pulverized telecom poles in their transition to penetrate Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Sunday.

It was found out that the fear-mongers burst into the town from Sasawa Forest to invade the neighborhood chamber home office before focusing on Damaturu through Gashua Street.

Babangida, which is 50 kilometers north of Damaturu, was assaulted with the emir’s castle multiple times in October 2018.

Affirming the occurrence yesterday in Damaturu, the Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations for Sector 2,

Activity Lafiya Dole, Lt. Chinonso Oteh, said that the fear mongers’ arrangement was to assault Damaturu, yet security agents repulsed them with the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) contender planes.

“As a matter of fact, Babangida is where those terrible young men consistently assemble before they begin penetrating Damaturu. Everything is presently leveled out. There is no reason to worry, as they have been pursued towards the Sasawa backwoods in the Babangida/Geidam hub.”

Oteh said details of casualty were yet to be available at the time of the report.

In one of the past assaults in October a year ago, the emir’s royal residence was burnt however the ruler got away to Damaturu.

Top security workforce revealed that the vast majority of the inhabitants of Babangida ran into close by bushes while others sought shelter in their homes. Another security source said that the psychological oppressors penetrated Babangida in five weapon trucks while others consciously took positions on the eastern flank of the town.

Ibrahim Auta, an inhabitant, said that the fear-based oppressors likewise consumed cell phone mast.

“We saw the young men torching the mast of MTN and Airtel in the town. That was the reason the occupants couldn’t convey to security offices in Damaturu and other relatives in the close by hedges.”

In response to the destruction of telecoms poles, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) portrayed the assaults as terrible.

The chairman of ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo, said endeavors must be made by the Federal Government and security organizations to ensure life and property in the nation.

Adebayo, who reviewed that administrators endured a similar encounter a few years back in certain pieces of the North East, deplored that “tragically this happened once more.”

He spoke to the Federal Government to compassionately give exceptional security to basic media communications framework the nation over, particularly in the North East.

“Be that as it may, as an industry, we will keep on working with the specialists to limit the impact of this adamant harm on the general population.”

The Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria, Tobechukwu Okigbo, stated: “We are working with security officers on the ground to find out the genuine circumstance of things, and decide how to react.

“Our essential concentration as of now is the wellbeing of our staff and tying down the conveyance of continuous administrations to our clients.”

A telecoms master, Kehinde Aluko, who portrayed the advancement as an attack against the nation’s improvement, said the expansion of Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), otherwise called base stations, telecoms poles or cell towers, was one of the unmistakable highlights of the fast development of the division.

These base stations encourage compelling remote correspondence between client mechanical assemblies, for example, cell phones and systems.

Aluko said the conventional dangers to the honesty of telecom offices, for example, base stations, generators, and fiber links had been vandalism, with the expectation of taking significant parts; coincidental harm because of street development and upkeep work; and cataclysmic events, for example, flooding.

“Assaults on this basic framework by individuals from Boko Haram are currently a significant risk to the activity of the part,” he announced.

According to him, assaults on telecoms framework clearly lead to organize blackout and poor assistance conveyance, which show as expanded dropped call rates, poor associations and absence of voice lucidity, particularly in the influenced territory and other bordering urban communities.

He clarified: “Aside from the voice calls, information administrations are likewise disabled with the end goal that the utilization of modems to peruse the web won’t be viable. This troublesome impact falls through the whole national framework, (for example, banking administrations) that depend on voice calls and information administrations gave by the telecoms segment.”

In the interim, previous Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said there is no compelling reason to imagine the security challenges in the nation, asking the legislature to viably handle them.

Gen. Abubakar, who talked in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday at a function to check the primary Founders’ Day of PAMO University of Medical Sciences, a tertiary organization claimed by Peter and Mary Odili, deplored that the security challenges the country over were declining on a regular schedule.


Abubakar, who is the chancellor and director, Board of Trustees of the college, called for duty in the battle against insecurity in Nigeria.

The previous military ruler talked as the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai elevated three fighters to the following positions for displaying courage against Boko Haram psychological warfare in the Northeast.

Buratai, who enlivened the advanced fighters on Sunday at Buratai Super Camp 3 in the Biu committee of Borno State, said that it was a piece of his operational visit to troops in North-East.

He said one was advanced from the position of Warrant Officer to Master Warrant Officer, the subsequent individual was elevated from Corporal to Sergeant and the third was moved to a higher position of Lance Corporal.

The chivalrous warriors; were additionally each given an electric producing set and a 32-inch plasma TV.

The warriors were displayed to Buratai for the uncommon honor and enhancement with their new positions by the Commander of the Super Camp, Col. Muhammed Adamu.

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