The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have taken a new turn as the websites of key agencies of government in the Africa’s biggest economy have been hacked.
The key agencies are the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Independent National Electoral Commission (EFCC), and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
International Hackers, Anonymous, which breached and took over the sites, declared that its action was In Support Of #EndSARS Protesters.
Anonymous made the announcement in three different online messages on Friday, October 16, 2020.
“CBN Website Hacked By International Hackers In Support Of #EndSARS Protesters,” the first message read.
“EFCC website hacked by Anonymous,” the second message shared about four hours later showed.
“Anonymous has just hacked and taken over INEC official website,” was the third messgae.
It is not yet clear how many websites belonging to key agencies of Nigerian government that would be breached and taken over before the end of #EndSARS protests.