MTN dismisses rumours of staff deaths in Nigeria

Services back to normal following attacks on infrastructure in Nigeria
MTN confirmed it had lost no staff during attacks in Nioeria last week.
MTN confirmed it had lost no staff during attacks in Nioeria last week.

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South Africa’s MTN Group has made a swift rebuttal of “erroneous” reports that some of its staff members in parts of northern Nigeria had been killed.

The rumours spread after some of MTN Nigeria’s telecoms infrastructure in the north of the country was attacked during recent political unrest.

“MTN has noted with great dismay, the erroneous information circulated by some media of the purported killing of MTN staff in Nigeria as a result of the attacks on telecommunications infrastructure in Northern Nigeria last week,” the telco said in a statement.

“MTN would like to correct this by stating that ‘No MTN staff was killed’. We are at a loss as to the source of this highly erroneous information. The damage to telecommunications facilities was confined to certain parts of Northern Nigeria and only our customers in those parts may have experienced service disruptions, which are being quickly resolved.”

The telecom group added that its Nigerian unit had the “full co-operation” of the relevant security and intelligence agencies, and that the Joint Task Force in various Northern States were providing security for all telecoms infrastructure until further notice.
 

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