“Social Media Was Used To Incite Violence Throughout #EndSARS Protests”
Babagana Monguno, the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA) has said that social media was a instrument used to fire up violence through the #EndSARS protest and remains to be used to instigate cyber-terrorism throughout the nation.
Munguno stated this at a workshop on the 2020 nationwide cybersecurity technique in Abuja right now Wednesday, October 28.
Represented by Aliyu Mohammed within the workplace of the secretary to the federal government of the federation (SGF), Monguno stated social media poses rising challenges of cyber-terrorism.
“We’re witnesses to the usage of social media to disseminate subversive content material to incite violence and heightened pressure, inflicting unrest and sparking widespread looting and destruction throughout the nation.”
Talking additionally on the discussion board, the Chief of Defence Employees, Abayomi Olonisakin, stated cyber terrorism is probably the most unpredictable problem Nigeria is at the moment battling with. Represented by Charles Oghonwen, an air vice-marshal from the defence headquarters, Olonisakin stated
“Our on-line world has been the principle warfare after the lands, sea, air and house has no boundary and therefore doesn’t obey conditional guidelines in warfare. It stays open to exploitation purchase state actors, organised syndicates, sect, criminals and terrorists. Cyberterrorism has turn into probably the most precarious problem going through us right now as a nation.
Using our on-line world to facilitate numerous terrorist actions, akin to recruitment, coaching, propaganda, intelligence gathering and fundraising, cyber terrorism is now globally recognised as the elemental risk to international safety.”
Their feedback come barely 24-hours after Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Data and Tradition, known as for the regulation of social media, saying that faux information poses a risk to Nigeria for the time being.