Anonymous, a group of international ‘hacktivist’ group backing #ENDSARS protesters has claimed responsibility for bringing down the websites of the Lagos State Government, Kaduna State Government, Ministry of Justice, INEC, NNPC, EFCC and NCDC.
“The collective of #Anonymous is working on a database leak for the #OpNigeria. We are not 100% sure this will be released, but lets hope so. We are Anonymous!… Anonymous is justice, and justice cannot be silenced.
“The collective of #Anonymous is working on a database leak for the #OpNigeria. We are not 100% sure this will be released, but lets hope so. We are Anonymous,” it tweeted on Saturday morning.
The act is said to be in support of the ongoing #EndSARS protest that has taken over many cities in Nigeria, following calls for the disbandment of a notorious police unit, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) which has been alleged to be involved in the abduction, harassment, extortion, and murder of innocent victims.
Anonymous tweet, “Nigeria: Anonymous hacks multiple government websites in solidarity with #EndSARS protestors and retribution for violence by police. #OpNigeria #EndSARS Protest.”
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) October 14, 2020
HEYAFRIKA checks observed websites of the Lagos Government, Kaduna Government, INEC, EFCC and NCDC could not be accessed at the time of this report.