8 December 2012

Nigeria: Fake Facebook Account Opened in CDS' Name

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim said a fake facebook account has been opened in his name

Director, Defence Information Defence Headquarters Colonel Mohammed Yerima said in a statement yesterday that "the attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to the existence of a fake facebook account of the Chief of Defence Staff, created by some cyber criminals in the popular social network.

The Facebook account with the name 'Chief of Defence Staff' has the official picture of the CDS Admiral O. S. Ibrahim.

"The general public is hereby warned that the Chief of Defence Staff or Defence Headquarters does not operate any official Facebook account or page.

Any person who transacts any business or makes any comment in the said fake Facebook account does so at his or her own risk.

The Defence Headquarters views this as a criminal act and effort is being made to trace and bring the perpetrators to book. This is for the awareness of the general public."

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