17th March, 2016
Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the public on the existence of fake Facebook accounts operated in the name of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin which fraudsters are already using to extort money from citizens.
“The popular Facebook accounts created by some cyber fraudsters, goes by different fake identities and official photographs of the Chief of Defence Staff,” Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Director of Defence Information said in a statement.
“The pervasive Facebook accounts has been misleading the general publics who have been patronizing the sites. We wish to therefore dissociate the CDS from the said accounts and call on the general public not to patronize them.
“The fraudsters are using the CDS Facebook to extort money from unsuspecting citizens in the name of recruitment into the military and other sundry criminal purposes.
The DHQ views this as a criminal act and effort is being made to track and bring the perpetrators to book,” the Defence Headquarters warned.