The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has tasked Nigerians who are strategic partners in the country’s security and policing to report all forms of cybercrime – identity theft, child sexual exploitation, cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, credit card fraud, internet fraud, and other forms of cybercrime – online via the Nigeria Police Force Cybercrime Reporting Portal.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force PRO, made this call in a statement made available to Pendulum Nigeria on Wednesday, explaining that the Cybercrime Reporting Portal, which is based at the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja, provides the Force with access to intelligence and data sharing between the 195 INTERPOL member countries.
The statement further detailed that the platform also offers a number of other materials for use by website users, including condensed information on cybercrime awareness, advice for being safe online, the 2015 Cybercrime Act, and Africa’s First Storified Cybersecurity Handbook, “no go fall maga,” in portable document format.
Also, the IGP has mandated the immediate erection of a new office complex for the Force Information Bureau in the Louis Edet House as part of the effort to increase the Nigeria Police Force’s capacity for intelligence collection.
The new complex will be equipped with cutting-edge ICT-based devices that are in line with the realities of modern intelligence gathering.