Boko Haram destroys 25 masts, reportedly kill 4 MTN staff

Telecoms

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has destroyed over 25 telecommunication masts belonging to mobile operators in the northern parts of the country. Four MTN Nigeria staff have reportedly been killed by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Borno State, while the group was said to be trying to bomb one of the company's base stations, local media reported.

The attacks affected the services of the four major GSM companies in the country. It was revealed that one person was injured, while an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was defused by the Police Anti-bomb Squad in Bauchi State.

Local media say the attacks follow the sect's threat in February against telecommunication companies for supposedly compromising their ethical obligations by divulging information about its activities to security operatives. This had led to the arrest of many of its members.