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Nigeria shuts 37.79 mln mobile lines in security drive

Thursday 17 September 2015 | 11:19 CET | News
Nigerian telecom operators have been ordered by recently appointed president Muhammadu Buhari to disactivate 37.79 million mobile phone lines as part of a move to eradicate the Boko Haram insurgency within three months, TechForge reports. The move is designed to hit the terrorist group, which uses mobiles to co-ordinate mass atrocities. Four of the biggest mobile operators in the country, MTN, Airtel, Glo, and Etisalat, all deactivated mobile lines with unregistered, or improperly registered, subscriber information since 7 September, resulting in a NGN 251.94 million (USD 1.25 mln) daily loss

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel / Etisalat / Glo Mobile / MTN / NCC
Countries: Nigeria
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