The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command says it has arrested six persons for allegedly selling unregistered SIM cards in the state.
Mr Adamu Abdullahi, the command’s spokesman made this known to journalists in Dutse on Wednesday.
Abdullahi said five out of the suspects were arrested on Hakimi Street and at New Market, Dutse, while other was held at Hadejia Town.
He said the corps confiscated over 5,000 assorted SIM cards during the raid.
The NSCDC spokesman assured the public that the Corps would continue to stop the illegal sale and use of such SIM cards, stressing that illegal sale of SIM cards posed a serious threat to national security.
“These are the types of SIM cards used by insurgents, armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals.
“It is the mandate of the NSCDC to protect critical national assets and infrastructure, including the safeguard of all telecommunication facilities in the state,” he said.
He appealed to Nigerians to stop using unregistered SIM cards.
Contributing, Mr Salisu Abdu, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Head of Enforcement Unit, reminded the residents that all new SIM cards must be registered before
NCC in collaboration with NSCDC, had on July 6, apprehended four other suspects over the same offence and were found in possession of 70 unregistered SIM cards.