The Nigerian Army on Wednesday announced the arrest of Lance Corporal Harrison Friday, who “had gone on social media to advise his colleagues not to attack #EndSARS protesters.
In a video uploaded last week, the masked soldier had asked his colleagues to understand that the protesters were fighting for a better Nigeria and must be supported by all, including the military.
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The army, via its official Twitter handle: @HQNigerianArmy, said the corporal had been arrested for cybercrime.
It tweeted: “The hooded soldier hiding behind the mask to commit cybercrimes has been apprehended in the ongoing cyber operations in support of crocodile smiles. Rest assured cybercriminals have no hiding place.”