Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has assured the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI), that the Commission would intensify its fight against cybercriminals in the country.
Magu who lauded the collaboration between the Commission and the agency said that cyber crimes is the latest form of terrorism and corruption which according to him is a growing concern affecting all nations in the 21st century.
This was contained in a statement by its Head, Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren.
The EFCC boss said that the recent raid tagged “Operation Wire Wire”, which led to the arrest of over 32 suspected cybercriminals, was a welcome development. We believe that this kind of collaboration will continue between both organizations” he stated.
He added that “Operation Wire Wire” had sent a strong message to Nigerians and the rest of the world that there “is no hiding place for criminals.
“Some have been charged to court, while others are awaiting arraignment.
He also charged the operatives to work harder so that their efforts could be better recognized by other anti-corruption agencies across the world.
On his part, the Assistant Legal Attaché, of the United States Consulate General, Mark F. Grimm assured the Commission that such collaborations would continue as part of efforts to check the activities of cyber criminals in the country.