Compaore was speaking in Ouagadougou when he met with security chiefs and heads of mobile phone companies operating in the country such as TELMOB, TELECEL and AIRTEL.

“We shall not accept that people use unregistered telephone SIM cards to threaten the country’s security,” said the minister, reminding the heads of the mobile companies of their responsibility in the fight against insecurity.

According to Compaore, the security situation that Burkina Faso currently finds itself in, requires rigorous measures taken, some of which include close collaboration between mobile telephone companies and security forces through information sharing and registration of SIM card users.

A terrorist attack at a hotel in the Burkina Faso capital on Jan. 15 left at least 30 people dead and several others injured.

An Australian couple was also kidnapped on the same day in northern Burkina Faso. A group allied to Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghbreb claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Enditem



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