The National Information Centre has cautioned Nigerians against purchasing used phones and pre-registered SIM cards from vendors.
Coordinator of the NIC, Mike Omeri spoke yesterday in Abuja at the security agencies’ regular briefing on the state of the nation’s security.
He also urged Nigerians to report cases of stolen phones and SIM cards to the police.
“The centre wishes to call on Nigerians to desist from purchasing used GSM phones and pre-registered SIM cards from uncertain sources because such phones and SIM cards might have been used by terrorists and for other untoward activities.
“This caution has become necessary to save members of the public the embarrassment of being apprehended for criminal activities committed with the phones and SIM cards found in their possession”, he said.
Omeri said the recapture of Bama, Borno’s second largest town by troops attests to the renewed zeal and commitment which officers and men of the Armed Forces have shown towards defending the country and safeguarding her territorial integrity.
“The government calls on all Nigerians to support the efforts of the military by providing worthwhile information which will boost the current campaign to end insurgency in the region”, he said