Police Renews Vow to Tackle Cybercrime

[R-L] Ogunsakin, Shehu and UK forensic expert at the cybercrime forensic investigation workshop


IBRAHIM Idris, inspector general of Police, has reiterated the unalloyed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to actively fight against cybercrime menace in Nigeria.

The IGP stated this on Monday, October 24, while declaring open a two-day workshop on cybercrime forensic investigation for Nigeria Police Officers at the peacekeeping centre, Force Headquarters, Abuja, in collaboration with United Kingdom Justice for All, Department for International Development, DFID, and IBM Digital Forensic LTD.

Umar Shehu, an assistant inspector general of Police in-charge of intelligence, who represented the IGP address at the occasion said, the Idris recognised the support of national and international parties and their commitment to tackle cybercrime and negative impacts on its victims.

Also, delivering his opening remarks at the occasion, Olu Ogunsakin emphasised the need to face the challenges posed by cybercrime which he described as borderless crime that do not affect Nigeria alone, but the entire world. He stressed the need to create awareness through pro-active and reactive policing to curtail the menace posed by cybercrime.

Participants at the 2-day cybercrime forensic investigation workshop at Abuja
Participants at the 2-day cybercrime forensic investigation workshop at Abuja

At the end of the two-day workshop, participants will be able to conduct internet investigation, Policing Cyber Terrorism in cyber space, and become efficient cyber investigators, and managing effectively digital forensic laboratory.

— Oct 26, 2016 @ 14:20 GMT


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