Nigerian Army Starts Cyber Warfare Exercise After Anonymous Took Down Some Nigerian Websites

Officers of the Nigerian Army

Young Nigerians, tired of police brutality and unnecessary profiling, are still protesting to End SARS.

Their protests have attracted international support from celebrities and even the hacking group Anonymous.

As a show of their support, they first hacked the Nigerian police websites and released contact details of the police officers and gave the Nigerian government 72 hours ultimatum to implement the demands of the protesters.

Yesterday, they also took down websites belonging to the Nigerian government and state agencies.

Even the Central Bank of Nigeria’s website was briefly offline though the website was not hacked.

Since the incident occurred, the Nigerian Army announced that it will be conducting exercise as part of efforts to stay on top of issues that pose as a threat to the country.

This exercise, which will start on October 20 and end on December 31, will be focusing on threats posed on the internet.

“The exercise is deliberately intended to be all encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace,” the Nigerian Army said in a statement.

Statement from Nigerian Army

According to them this is the first ever cyber warfare exercise to be conducted by an African military force.


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