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#EndSARS: Nigerian Police website offline as international hackers infiltrate database

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The official website of the Nigeria Police Force has been inaccessible after a group of Internet activists compromised its database on Thursday.

The group, known for hacking repressive governments’ websites, earlier announced its decision to attack federal government agencies’ websites in solidarity with the protesters clamouring for the reformation of the police and a total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) or any other look-alike.

The group of “hacktivists” has no face, and no leadership. Its motto is simply “we are anonymous.”

In the past few days, many Nigerians have shared their horrendous experiences in the hands of operatives of the police unit ranging from extra-judicial killing to extortion.

Several protests have also been staged across major cities in the country while social media has gone wild with protesters trending the #EndSARS hashtag.

Although the unit was disbanded on Sunday and replaced with the new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) on Tuesday, Nigerians have refused to stop the protests.

 

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