MTN denies deaths
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 11, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
MTN Nigeria has refuted reports that MTN staff were killed as a result of attacks on company infrastructure in northern Nigeria.
MTN Group spokesman Rich Mkhondo said in a statement today that it MTN had: “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.”
He said: “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. MTN Nigeria has the full co-operation of the relevant security and intelligence agencies in the country, and the Joint Task Force in various Northern States are providing security for all telecommunications infrastructure till further notice.”
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