Association Laments Alarming Rate Of Internet Abuse

Internet cafe users in Ibadan, Nigeria.File

By Oladipupo Mojeed with agency report 

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA)  has lamented the rate at which some users have abused the use of the internet.

NIRA also disclosed that it has received over 300 complaints on internet abuse using the .ng domain name.

The association’s President, Sunday Folayan, said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos that the complaints ranged from domain name abuse to theft of individuals’ personal details and financial fraud.

Folayan said the rate of crime was alarming and NIRA had taken concrete steps to deal with the menace of abuse within the internet ecosystem.

He further informed that the association had created a desk for dealing with internet abuse within the .ng ecosystem and had begun investigation into those cases within its purview.


Collaboration With Law Enforcement Agencies

Folayan said that the law enforcement agencies had expressed willingness to collaborate with law enforcement agencies to tackle the identified abuse in the internet ecosystem and protect Nigerians.


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