MTN, in a statement on its Twitter handle, said: “Please be informed that our Kano and Kaduna service centres will be closed on Monday 24, Thursday 27, and Friday 28 December 2012.”
The company added: “We are compelled to do so as a result of recent insurgent attacks on our facilities in the Kano area.”
A suicide bomber had, early Saturday, rammed a car rigged with explosives into an Airtel base station in Kano metropolis, destroying the facility and killing himself.
Moments later, another suicide bomber in a vehicle attempted to attack an MTN mast in another location in the Kano area, but was intercepted by security forces, forcing him to detonate a few distance to its target.
The JTF confirmed the two coordinated attacks, saying only the two suicide bombers died, but a mast attendant was injured in the Airtel attack.