The late Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau threatened former Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, indicating the effectiveness of SIM card registration, according to former Army Spokesperson Brigadier General Sani Usman [Rtd]. He bemoaned, meanwhile, the widespread Nigerian propensity to disregard policy implementation. He berated society for lacking a suitable system of assessment and compensation, as well as a feedback loop. He spoke in favor of establishing a supportive atmosphere that prevents ransom payments and emphasized the significance of locating and capturing offenders. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
He suggested leveraging technology for this purpose such as the use of the NIN to track this bandits and terrorists.
He said in an interview with Channels TV, ”You have to create an enabling environment that will facilitate and make the payment of ransom very difficult. Even if it happens, you have to track and arrest the perpetrators. That means you have to think of the use of technology. And every day we keep on collecting data here and there but it has not been harmonized.
But we have had instances where they talked about the registration of SIM cards. I know as at that time that it had a tremendous impact on the mitigation of security challenges. The late Boko Haram Leader Shekau came out to threaten Pantami because of the NIN. That means it was working. But unfortunately, as typical of the Nigerian society, we always have policies that we do not follow through. The monetary and evaluation system and the feedback mechanism are not there.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>