The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) were not that out of point for saying there is no legal justification for shutting down of telecommunications sites in the States of Zamfara, Katsina, and Sokoto, that are ravaged by the activities of Bandits and terrorists who are destroying lives and properties of people.
SERAP was supporting the right of the citizens, they were not happy with the way the government cut off all telecommunications sites making people unable to communicate with their families in other parts of the State. Many Nigerians have condemned the statement made by SERAP, some have asked the question about what they might be up for? They said Zamfara people that are affected by this bandit are taking it as a sacrifice because they know what they passed through all this while. While others said they are beginning to see that the federal government is taking steps and the bandits are feeling the hit.
However, SERAP might be right in their statements, people of Funtua are beginning to climb mountains to call their loved ones, they are feeling the absence of telecommunications in their lives. According to BBC Hausa, thousands of people were seen climbing mountains across the city of Funtua holding their phones up high up into the sky to attract network. Could this attitude by the people of Funtua denote that they SERAP is right?
Do they want their network back? Or should SERAP leave the Nigerian government alone and let them tackle the bandits the way they can and by the measures they use. Although in a situation like this, the rights of people would be trampled upon otherwise we will continue being silent while the bandits rake millions and continue to grow stronger and take over the whole country. Do you think SERAP was right by their statement?
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