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Youths in Anambra community protest alleged installation of 5G network

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Some youths in Anambra State on Friday stopped laying of cables in their community on the claims that it was the controversial 5G Technology Network.

The incident happened at Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

An unidentified company, it was learnt, was laying cables underground in the community before the protesting youths insisted that the firm was installing 5G network in the area and stopped them.

It was further learnt that when confronted by the youths, the firm denied the allegation and said they were installing a 4G Technology Network cable, but the youths disagreed and maintained their position.

The development came after a statement credited to Nnamdi Kanu, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, claimed that 5G Technology Network cables were being laid in Anambra while residents were compelled to observe the stay-at-home order over COVID-19.

The traditional minister of the community, Chief Ndubisi Osele, who was not happy with the action of the youths, said they were misinformed by some miscreants.

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He explained that what was being laid underground in the area was fiber cables and not 5G Network.

Osele argued that 5G Technology Network “is a band placed on the Mast, it is not laid under the ground.”

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