Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Nigerian Army Launches Cyberwarfare Command To Combat Terrorism, Fake News

The Nigerian Army has launched a cyber command centre in a bid to tackle terrorist activities and fake news in cyberspace. 

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, who commissioned the state-of-the-art art facility on October 15, 2018. He said the Command was aimed at enhancing the capacity of the Force to protect its data and network against cyber attacks and hostile elements. 

According to the COAS, the cyber-warfare remained “the fifth domain of warfare after land, sea, air and space”. According to the army chief, the cyber operations centre “would also enable robust online presence, so as to fight fake news targeted at the Army with counter narratives and cyber operations.” 

He said:”The intrinsic features of cyberspace can be easily exploited for information warfare by actors with malicious intent to plant and disseminate fake news and instruct paid users to spread online manipulated content.

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