The Central Bank of Nigeria has denied that its website has been hacked by those loyal to protesters of #EndSARS.
The denial was contained in a statement by the acting spokesman of the CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, late on Friday.
This followed social media reports that the website had been hacked by international hackers with sympathy for those agitating for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a request that had since been acceded to.
According to the CBN: “Contrary to claims in the social media alleging that the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) (www.cbn.gov.ng) has been breached by malicious persons, we wish to state categorically that our website is secure.
“We wish to assure the Nigerian public and indeed all our other stakeholders that the CBN website is adequately protected and that there is no cause for alarm.
“We also wish to advise members of the online community to desist from peddling false news aimed at undermining the integrity of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is our collective asset.”