Nigerians have been advised to be wary of the level of vital personal information they put on social media.
The Divisional Police Officer, Igando Police Command Headquarters in Lagos, Dr. Taiwo Kasumu said kidnappers, fraudsters and others who engage in criminal activities get their information there.
He gave the advice at the Annual Citizens Summit of the National Association of Seadogs (NAS) Pyrates Confraternity held at the palace of Oba of Igando, a suburb of Lagos.
”Nigerians sometimes are the architect of their security challenges and most of these criminals get information of their targets based on what they put on social media. I am calling on Nigerians to be careful with the social media. The police cannot do the work alone, it is a joint action.
”We must be careful and sensitive with our environment. Report to the police immediately if you notice any strange activity and provide us with valid information to track-down these criminals…This is where Community policing comes in. I am calling on Nigerians to embrace it to make our country better and safer,” Dr Kasumu explained.
He talked about cyber crime and called on Nigerians to be mindful of how they use online banking.
The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates confraternity is involved in various advocacy programmes and one of such programmes is the Citizens summit.
The Citizens summit is an enlightenment campaign programme embarked upon by NAS as part of their public social responsibility on the need to have a dialogue on the state of insecurity in Nigeria.
The theme of this years event according to the Egbeda Chapter is ‘the State of insecurity in the nation.’
The President of the Egbeda chapter of the Association, Tope David said that NAS, founded in 1952 by Professor Wole Soyinka and six others, is committed in fighting the ills militating against attaining a just society.