The Defense Headquarters in Abuja has raised an alarm that there exists a fake Facebook account that bears the name and picture of the Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim.
In a statement released by the Director of Defence Information, Col Mohammed Yerima, the Defence Headquarters said that the Chief of Defence Staff did not own the said Facebook account.
The military spokesperson also warned that members of the public transacted any business with the said account purely at their own risk, adding that efforts were underway by the Defence Headquarters to uncover those behind the creation of the account with the name and picture of the CDS.
“The attention of Defence Headquarters has been drawn to the existence of a fake Face book account of the Chief of Defence Staff, created by some cyber criminals in the popular social network. The Facebook account with the name ‘Chief of Defence Staff’ has the official picture of the CDS Admiral OS Ibrahim.
“The general public is hereby warned that the Chief of Defence Staff or Defence Headquarters does not operate any official Facebook account or page. Any person who transacts any business or makes any comment in the said fake Facebook account does so at his or her own risk.
“The Defence Headquarters views this as a criminal act and effort is being made to trace and bring the perpetrators to book. This is for the awareness of the general public,” the statement read.