Nigeria's acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has urged the West Afrikan country's military to embrace technology in order to be able to fight terrorits and hackers. Prof. Osinbajo said this in Abuja as part of his address at the Silver Jubilee and graduation of 133 military and para-military participants of the Course 25 of the National Defence College.
The Nigerian army's fight against Boko Haram is well documented with the army having most recently used drones to help in the fight against the terrorist group.
"I challenge the elite of our armed forces that if militants, terrorist groups and internet hackers are constantly re-inventing themselves taking advantage of emerging technologies, you have no reason whatsoever not to be at the cutting edge of technological warfare. You must consistently redefine your role in national security architecture,” Prof. Osinbajo is reported to have said.
Apart from from fighting Boko Haram, cyber crime has proven difficult to combat in Nigeria.