The Defence Headquarters has warned members of the public to be wary of the existence of a fake facebook account purportedly belonging to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim.
The warning was contained in a statement yesterday by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Col. Mohammed Yerima.
Yerima said: “The attention of Defence Headquarters has been drawn to the existence of a fake Facebook account of the Chief of Defence Staff, created by some cyber criminals in the popular social network.
“The Facebook account with the name ‘Chief of Defence Staff’ has the official picture of the CDS Admiral OS Ibrahim”.
“The general public is hereby warned that the Chief of Defence Staff or Defence Headquarters does not operate any official Facebook account or page”, he noted.
The DDI warned: “Any person who transacts any business or makes any comment in the said fake Facebook account does so at his or her own risk.
“The Defence Headquarters views this as a criminal act and effort is being made to trace and bring the perpetrators to book. This is for the awareness of the general public”.