Unknown persons have hacked the Airtel mobile line of the Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The development was uncovered on Wednesday after suspicious messages were received by some unnamed individuals from the telephone number.
The hackers got in touch with the people they intended to defraud.
The Enugu State Government has, however, raised the alarm over the matter.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Uwakwe Abugu, in a statement, asked members of the public to ignore any calls or text messages from the said line.
Abugu added that the matter had been reported to security agencies.
The statement read:
“The Airtel cell phone number of Governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was hacked by unknown persons for suspected fraudulent activities.
This announcement is to, hereby, draw the attention of members of the public, especially those who have been reached or contacted by the suspected fraudsters, and to urge them to totally disregard any message sent to them through that cell phone number purporting to have emanated from the governor.
Relevant security agencies have been appropriately contacted to investigate the unfortunate incident and, accordingly, track down the perpetrators of the scam.”