Fresh indications have emerged that major Mobile network operators in the country have concluded plans to seek compensation from the Federal Government for losses incurred as a result of terrorist attacks on their installations.
The Executive Secretary, Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, Mr. Gbolahan Awonuga, confirmed this development on Tuesday even as he disclosed that MTN, Globacom, Airtel, Etisalat, and the CDMA operators had concluded plans to seek compensation from the Federal Government.
He said, “We are still getting information from the operators. We will send letters to the Ministry of Communications Technology, Nigerian Communications Commission as well as Nigerian Trade and Investment Commission. I don’t think anybody will expect operators to bear the loss alone.”
It would be recalled that on September 6, suspected Boko Haram members launched a series of co-ordinated attacks on MTN and Airtel in Borno before the latest daring twin suicide car bomb attacks, on Saturday, on the offices of Airtel and MTN in Kano.