The National Cybercrime Centre of the Nigeria Police Force has called the attention of the public to a misleading information being circulated in the social media about 5G network services, which are likely the handiwork of cyber criminals.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said the information claimed to have emanate from the NPF-NCCC, informing the public of the commencement and warning of possible breaches in the migration protocols to the 5G network services.
Adejobi asserted that the information was a ploy by subversive elements to prepare the ground for likely phishing and cyber-attacks.
He said the Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Director in charge of the NPF-NCCC, Henry Uche, had dissociated the centre from such Information.
Uche also said that the message was not from NPF-NCC, urging the public to beware of it, adding that it was likely the handiwork of cyber criminals.
The director, therefore, urged the public to discountenance the broadcast message and cease its sharing as it was deceptive and misleading, while, stating that the genuine guidelines on the roll-out and migration to the 5G network would be made available in due time.
Uche said it would be done on the authorised websites and verified social media handles of the NPF-NCCC, Nigerian Communications Commission, Telecom Companies and other communication service providers.