COORDINATOR, National Information Center and Director-General, National Orientation Agency, Mr Mike Omeri, gave the warning in Abuja, while briefing journalists on the efforts of the Federal Government in containing the activities of insurgents in the country.
He cautioned those in the habit of buying used phones and preregistered SIM cards from uncertain sources to desist, saying such items might have been used for terrorism and criminal activities.
He said, “the caution has become necessary to save members of the public the embarrassment of being apprehended for crimes committed with phones and SIM cards found in their possession.
“Members of the public are therefore, enjoined to endeavor to report cases of stolen phones and SIM cards to the police, while desisting from purchasing used phones/SIM cards from unknown sources”.
He noted that the recent regional ministerial meeting convened to explore ways of achieving international cooperation in tackling the challenge of insurgency in the North-Eastern Nigeria had called for more action in tackling the menace.
According to Mr. Omeri, he disclosed that the parley was convened to look into the level of implementation of the decisions and commitments made at the Paris Summit of May 2014 and the follow up meetings in London and Washington DC.
“Particularly, the meeting underscored the need to effectively address the sources of funding and supply of weapons to the Boko Haram and called for greater international cooperation in tackling all forms of illegal transfer of arms and ammunition”, Omeri said.
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