IGP orders expansion of NCCC operations to FCID Annex offices

IGP orders expansion of NCCC operations to FCID Annex offices

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun, Tuesday ordered for the expansion of the activities of the NPF National Cybercrime Centre (NCCC).

Egbetokun want the coverage extended to the existing Force Criminal Investigations Department Annex offices.

He said it is to facilitate the efficient handling of matters related to the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Amendment Act 2024.

This is due to the recent upsurge in the creation and circulation of misinformation and dis-informative materials and other cyber-related crimes, capable of causing a breakdown of law and order and attempting to discredit the country, using the various social media platforms.

Egbetokun said it has become expedient to take proactive and strategic steps to nip this trend in the bud in order to prevent damage to the peaceful coexistence of well-meaning citizens and residents of our great country.

A statement on Tuesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi reads: “Consequently, the NCCC will now have operational offices at the FCID Annex offices in Lagos, Kaduna, Gombe, and Enugu States. This will help in professionally coordinating and monitoring smooth investigations of cyber-related infractions reported to the police.

“The Inspector-General of Police therefore reiterates that the expansion of the Centre will significantly enhance the NPF’s ability to combat cybercrime, enabling prompt and coordinated responses to cyber threats across the nation”.

He reassured the public of the NPF’s steadfast commitment to securing digital spaces and ensuring the safety and security of all Nigerians.

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