Cameroon’s Mining Minister Gabriel Dodo Ndoké has said that hackers have taken over his phone number.

The minister warned all his contacts not to respond to any financial requests coming from his number.

Mr Ndoké said the authorities were working to recover the number.

Ministers in Cameroon are often targets for hackers and scammers who create fake social media accounts using their names to con people, according to Journal du Cameroun.

BBC