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FG announces launch of cybercrime reporting portal by police


The Nigeria Police Force has launched an online portal where members of the public can report activities of cybercriminals.

This was disclosed by the Federal Government via its official Twitter account, @NigeriaGov, on Thursday.

According to the Nigerian govt, the move “is part of efforts that ensures ease of crime reportage by the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecute perpetrators of cybercrime & other related offences.”

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The statement revealed that the cases reported will be “promptly attended to by the Cybercrime Unit of the Force domiciled with the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Force Headquarters, Abuja and the newly created Cybercrime Unit at the INTERPOL Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos.”

Complainants are thereby urged to report cases of cybercrime online at any time and from any part of the world to the Cybercrime Reporting Web Portal. The portal (

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“The Force urges potential users of the portal to ensure that only correct and accurate information, devoid of deliberate falsehood, misrepresentation and misinformation, are provided when filing their complaints,” the statement added.

A report from the African Institute of Security Studies, ISS, stated that Nigeria’s Consumer Awareness and Financial Enlightenment Initiative has projected a US$6 trillion loss by 2030 to cybercrime within and outside Nigeria. These crimes are committed mostly through phishing and identity theft.

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