We sent in­sur­gents, kid­nap­pers’ call data to se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives –NCC

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Zakariyya Adaramola

The Nige­rian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (NCC) yesterday said it mon­i­tors call data of sus­pected kid­nap­pers and in­sur­gents and for­warded them to the ap­pro­pri­ate se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives.

NCC’s Deputy Di­rec­tor Con­sumers Af­fairs, Mr Femi Atoyebi dis­closed this while speak­ing at the NCC Day at the on­go­ing In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair in Abuja.

He said the com­mis­sion had been work­ing with se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives on the fight against in­sur­gency and kid­nap­ping, but are not say­ing it be­cause it borders on se­cu­rity which is sen­si­tive.

Atoyebi said the tele­coms sec­tor is one of the ma­jor vic­tims of in­sur­gency as op­er­a­tors’ fa­cil­i­ties were mostly dam­aged in the north­east.

Ear­lier, NCC’s Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Chair­man, Prof Umar Dan­batta rep­re­sented by Head, New Media, Reuben Mouka said the com­mis­sion moved against the op­er­a­tors on the is­sue of im­prop­erly reg­is­tered SIM cards to stem the tide of in­se­cu­rity.

Photo: Felix Onig­binde.

From left: From left: Gover­nors Si­mon La­long of Plateau, Ab­du­lazeez Yari of Zam­fara, Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal of Sokoto and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, dur­ing the Na­tional Eco­nomic Coun­cil meet­ing at the State House Abuja yesterday.

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