Soldier detained for alleged cybercrime after telling colleagues not to fire at protesters
Nigerian Army said it has arrested one of its personnel who they found culpable of cyber-crime.
They identified the soldier as Lance Corporal Harrisson Friday.
“The hooded soldier hiding behind the mask to commit cybercrime apprehended
in the ongoing cyber operations to support Crocodile Smile VI,” the Army said.
The arrest comes days after the Army began its Crocodile Smile exercise, a “yearly event set out to train NA officers
and soldiers in its efforts to ensuring the safety and security of Nigeria and her citizens.”
The army said the annual exercise will for the first time have a cyber warfare component.
“This is the first-ever Cyberwarfare exercise to be conducted in
the history of the African Armed Forces,” the army said in a statement.
Before they arrested Friday, a video showing speaking up against the use
of deadly force to quell ongoing protests against police brutality went viral.
Watch the video below;
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