An Israeli company HLSI Security and Technologies on Saturday denied reports that it was paid to jam networks on election day in Nigeria.
Describing the report as malicious, the firm stressed that it was a reputable organisation.
According to reports (not on Concise News), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), through Nigeria’s minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, paid the company to jam networks on election day, 16 February, 2019.
But the firm, in a statement made available to newsmen, said it had never been involved or accused of any action that lacked integrity.
It said: “The timing of this recycled fiction clearly exposes the intention of those behind it. Undoubtedly, they are those who think that the best way to divert attention from the issues of the day is to fabricate misleading stories few hours to the election.
“Their aims are malicious as they are agents of distortion. We will not be distracted. We know who they are, and they know themselves.
“As professionals we try our best not to interfere with domestic political issues in countries where we operate. We have been working in this country for more than twelve years and at no time have we been accused of any form of integrity deficit.
“The status of our firm has been verified over and again and we were never found wanting. Our records in this regard speak for themselves.
“It must be noted that while elections come and go, we will not allow these merchants of mischief to create imaginary baggage on our hard-earned global reputation.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and we will not hesitate to use necessary legal means to defend ourselves.
The company added that the contract did not breach any law in Nigeria, neither does it affect the nation’s internal security.
National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, had shocked many Nigerians by announcing at about 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, few hours to commencement of the polls, that the elections had been postponed over logistic problems.
According to Yakubu, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, 23 February.