Abuja - The Federal Government on Tuesday cautioned Nigerians against buying used cell phones and pre-registered SIM cards, saying that they might have been used by terrorists for untoward activities.
Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre, issued the warning while giving update on the security situation in the North East.
"This caution becomes necessary to save members of the public the embarrassment of being apprehended for criminal activities committed with the phones and SIM card found in their possession.
"Accordingly, the public is strongly advised to report cases of stolen phones and SIMs to the police, and refrain from buying second hand phones and SIM cards from unknown sources’’, he said.
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Omeri said the recent recapture of Bama from the insurgents by troops was an attestation that the military had might to defend and safeguard the nation’s territorial integrity.
He said the troops were intensifying efforts to dislodge the Boko Haram terrorists from Gulak and Baza in Madagali and Michika Local Government Areas of Adamawa.
The coordinator said this was in spite of the odds that had confronted their operations in those areas, and urged the people to support the military with useful information.