A popular hacktivist group, Anonymous said it has hacked “multiple” Nigerian Government websites as protests against police brutality in the West African nation.
KanyiDaily had reported that there is an ongoing #EndSARS protest across the country against the SARS 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 as the world is watching.
The hacktivist’s handle which is temporarily restricted by Twitter ended its message five days ago by telling the Nigerian government to “expect us”.
Listen to the people @MBuhari. The world is watching. #EndSARS #EndSARSBrutality #EndSarsProtests pic.twitter.com/XBbqzqQI93
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) October 9, 2020
On Wednesday night, October 15, Anonymous revealed that it has successfully hacked multiple government websites in retribution 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.
#Nigeria: Anonymous hacks multiple government websites in solidarity with #EndSARS protestors and retribution for violence by police. #OpNigeria #EndSARSProtest
src: https://t.co/cjDdEfPB8w pic.twitter.com/F2J7qvz35W
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) October 14, 2020
Although, hacktivist group did not say which websites were hacked, the Nigerian police’s website was down as at 12:21 am on Thursday.
Anonymous also released many informations including names, addresses, emails and bank accounts of SARS police officers across the country.
Anonymous gives Nigerian government 72 hours to #EndPoliceBrutality or face the consequences #EndSWAT pic.twitter.com/SpWY6ep9rI
— Sevo (@Sevo411) October 15, 2020
Wow what a time to be alive and to be a proud Nigerian youth..
Anonymous hacked SARS database and has leaked the themselves of their officers now let's dig deep and fish out all those Killers..
We don wake up
Our time is now#EndSWAT #EndBadGovernanceinNIGERIA
— Iwuh Anslem Chukwuemeka (@Dcatalyst10) October 15, 2020
Just in case you're doubting the Anonymous news😂 pic.twitter.com/NXlWx6EZiT
— SWAT 😭😭😭😭 (@D_Bookied) October 15, 2020
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Show them massive love
— 50 Shades Of Code (Python Linux) (@5m477) October 15, 2020
Anonymous coming through for us by hacking the Federal Government of Nigeria and dropping all SARS officers’ infos including bank accounts. What a time to be alive 🧘🏿♂️🔥 #EndSWAT #SarsMustGoNow pic.twitter.com/BS5YNr9YtS
— Omo Ghana✨ (@BerserkBright) October 15, 2020
Anonymous have hacked Government's database and released the account of police officers.❤💪 #EndSWAT #EndPoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/Y0PZbnifsb
— DeboMacaroni (@mr_macaaronii) October 15, 2020
KanyiDaily recalls that few months ago, Anonymous had also threatens to expose Minneapolis Police Department’s ‘many crimes to the world’ following the killing of George Floyd.