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JTF condemns attacks on GSM masts in Maiduguri

06 September 2012, 10:13

Maiduguri - The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order has condemned Tuesday's destruction of GSM masts and facilities in Maiduguri.

Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, the JTF spokesman, made the remark in a statement released on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

``The JTF has observed the mutation of criminal activities occasioned by suspected Boko Haram
terrorists in Borno State.

``The group has recently commenced the burning and destruction of GSM masts and communication facilities in some areas of Maiduguri,'' Musa said.

He gave the assurance that the JTF was on top of the security situation in the state in spite of the happenings.

``Consequently the task force wishes to inform the public that it is determined and committed to
securing lives and properties of Nigerians within its area of operational responsibility.

``The public is reminded to continue to give credible information to security agencies to contain the ugly trend,'' Musa said.

Unknown persons had on Tuesday night set ablaze the MTN office on Baga Road, as well as several GSM masts and facilities in Gwange, Dalla, old Maiduguri, and other parts of the metropolis.



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