Dreaded hacktivist group, Anonymous has reportedly hacked database of the Nigerian police, revealed their details, and issued president Buhari a 72hrs ultimatum to grant the requests of #EndSARS protesters or face consequences.
The Anonymous group also claimed to have hacked several Government websites as protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
This is coming in the wake of ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country against the SARS/SWAT tactical unit of the Nigerian Police Force over its brutality, illegal arrest, extortion, extra-judicial killings, among others.
Anonymous had created a dedicated Twitter handle for its Nigerian operations on October 5, 2020, warning President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the demands of the protesters.
— Anonymous 👥 (@YourAnonCentral) October 9, 2020
The hacktivist’s handle ended its message five days ago by telling the Nigerian government to “expect us”.
Last night, October 15, Anonymous revealed that it has successfully hacked multiple government websites in solidarity with Nigerians for the violence of the police against protesters.
“Anonymous hacks multiple government websites in solidarity with #EndSARS protestors and retribution for violence by police,” the group tweeted.
— Anonymous 👥 (@YourAnonCentral) October 14, 2020
Although, they did not specify which websites were hacked, the Nigerian police’s website was down as at 12:21 am on Thursday.
Anonymous also released several information including names, addresses, emails and bank accounts of SARS police officers across the country.
Watch video and listen to the warning below;
Twitter CEO Jack earlier today show support for the #EndSARS protest and again the Legendary Legion #Anonymous have given Nigerian government 72hrs to #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria. What a time to tell our leaders power belong to the people ✊🏼 #EndSWAT
— Aisha Yesufu (@Aisha_yesuf) October 15, 2020
What a time to be alive #Anonymous
They hacked the police server and released all the private information in the force and have given the government 72hrs to reply or face the consequences. #EndSWAT pic.twitter.com/iEAXsp5lnn
— Champagnepapi (@El_scritor) October 15, 2020
— Mr Alan (@Alan_yournextbf) October 15, 2020
— Divine Ekechukwu ✊ (@DivineEkechukw5) October 15, 2020