For the Nigeria Police Force to stay ahead of the new challenges of cybercrime, they must step up their game, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ifeanyi Henry Uche has said.
CP Uche stated this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture, titled, “The Nigeria Police Force and the Emerging Cybercrime Trend in the New World: The Role of the NPF-NCCC,” at the ongoing 4th edition of the senior police officers conference and retreat held in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to him, the advancement in technology is responsible for cybercrime.
He disclosed that cybercriminals have gotten advanced in their crime operations, but the National Cybercrime Centre of the police force has gone three steps ahead of these criminals.
He argued that there is no crime committed today that is not without the use of the Internet.
The CP said there was a need to introduce intelligence-led investigations in tackling crimes.
He urged investigators to look out for electronic devices like smartphones, smart TVs and other gadgets when they visit crime scenes.
He also revealed that anything that uses an internet network can be hacked, adding that schools and hospitals are some of the major targets.
The CP further disclosed that children of 13, 14, and 15 years are now being trained in cybercrimes, adding the NPF-NCCC has shut down some cybercrime training schools.