Nigeria Police open online platform to report all forms of cybercrime

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, has charged Nigerians to report all forms of cybercrime – identity theft, child sexual exploitation, cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, credit card fraud, internet fraud and other forms of cybercrimes online through the Nigeria Police Force Cybercrime Reporting Portal. The IGP noted that members of the public are strategic partners in the security and policing of the country. The police boss in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also revealed that the Nigeria Police Force has expanded its Force Intelligence Capacity with a new Smart Office Complex. According to the statement, the Cybercrime Reporting Portal (https://t.co/kwutQ9tICU, interpolnigeria@npf.gov.ng, via WhatsApp on 07043797900, and via call/SMS on 08094557845) which is domiciled at the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja, avails the Force with access to intelligence and data sharing between the 195 member countries of the INTERPOL.

The statement noted that the portal also has various other resources to be enjoyed by visitors to the website such as abridged cybercrime awareness material, online safety tips, the 2015 Cybercrime Act and Africa’s First Storified Cybersecurity Handbook – “no go fall maga”, in portable document format.

Also, Adejobi stated that IGP has ordered the immediate completion of a new office complex opposite the Louis Edet House for the Force Intelligence Bureau.

“The new complex will be fitted with ICT-based state-of-the-art gadgets which will be in tune with contemporary intelligence gathering realities.”

According to the statement, the IGP has also charged the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Force Intelligence Bureau (AIG-FIB), on the effective deployment of human and materials assets for the effective gathering of active intelligence.

“The IGP equally tasked the AIG-FIB to commence immediate training for its officers and men on the use of the new office complex and deployment of the new gadgets.

The police boss while reiterating the commitment of the Force to protect lives and property, urged all stakeholders in the security sector to ensure effective and timely dissemination of available and actionable intelligence for prompt police action with a view to achieving effective policing and public safety across the country.

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