- Many websites belonging to the government would have been pulled down by hackers says DSA
- According to the agency, this was prevented by expert of the agency
- EndSARS protesters were blamed for the attempt on the government agencies
In a statement that will touch many Nigerians, the Defence Space Administration has revealed the extend of the challenge posed on the nation during the EndSARS protest.
According to the agency, it prevented the military and other government’s Websites from being pulled down during the protests.
This was disclosed by Rear Admiral William Kayoda, Chief of Defence Space Administration.
He disclosed this when members of the Senate Committee on Defence led by the chairman, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, visited the agency on oversight.
“In fact during the “EndSARS protest, we were coming to work even on Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the government websites that the #EndSARS attempted to pull down, we were actually monitoring and we made sure that they did not deactivate them.
Meanwhile, Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state and current senator representing Imo West, disclosed that the security crisis in the country has reached a stage where the federal government is helpless.
Okorocha made this disclosure on Sunday, March 7, in an interview with the Sunday Sun in Abuja, with the former governor adding that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government is confused on how to put a stop to the spreading wildfire.
The lawmaker, who noted that security is a "major challenge" in Nigeria, further maintained that it is "as a result of accumulative issues" which the government ignored in the past.
Okorocha submitted that the escalation of the EndSARS protest into violence and wanton destruction of properties is because of "unfair leadership for a long time."
Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday, October 23, he noted that the government has been "selfish in handling the affairs of this country."
While noting that the protest is a wakeup call to the Nigerian leaders, the senior lawmaker stated that people in the position of authority must rise to their responsibilities to ensure that such future occurrences never happen again.