The Nigerian Army announced the commencement of a cyber warfare exercise from the 20th of October to the 31st of December.
Recently, reports of cyber attacks on state institutions revealing personal information of some government employees including those of the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS were leaked and made available online.
The Army statement reads that the exercise is specifically designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the cyber space.
While assuring Nigerians of the Army’s commitment to sustain peace and security, the exercise would likely bring the Army in confrontation with Nigerians on the streets of Major cities in the country as protest against police brutality tagged “EndSARS” has been ongoing for over 10 days unabated and gaining a more coordinated momentum.
Abiodun Abidoye writes from Pretoria, South Africa.