The United States government on Thursday, August 22, released full details and identities of the 80 suspected Nigerian fraudsters arrested in the country.
They were charged with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network.
As the news of the massive fraud which the US termed as "historic" broke out on Thursday, Nigeria's social media space has been awash with heated reactions.
The most populous nation in Africa already has a very fragile image owing largely to the activities of internet fraudsters, Yahoo boys, over the years.
This latest discovery is considered by many Nigerians as a complete shattering of the national image so many Nigerians have been struggling to rebuild.
Here is a brief collection of how some Nigerians are reacting to the development on social media:
Meanwhile, the arrest of the 80 Nigerians is coming barely a week after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) apprehended a Nigerian serial entrepreneur identified as Obinwanne (Invictus Obi) Okeke.
Okeke, who was listed among Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018, was arrested by the FBI over $12m fraud.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) promised that it would never provide cover for the criminally-minded youth within its fold as part of efforts to contribute to the fight against corruption by President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The umbrella body of the Nigerian students made the pledge in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, during a courtesy visit to the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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