The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, is urging Nigerians to be cautious and skeptical before sharing any private content, as there has been a surge in leaked videos and pictures on social media.
Hundeyin made this statement through his official X (formerly Twitter) account on Wednesday.
He mentioned that he has received numerous complaints from Nigerians who have been targeted for blackmail and extortion using their intimate content. Hundeyin advised that if sharing such content becomes necessary, individuals should take precautions such as setting the image to view only once and covering their faces.
Furthermore, he provided a help center to contact in case of any issues related to leaked private content.
He wrote, “If you must send nudes, at least do one-view or cover your face or any other identification mark. And do not forget that video calls can be screen shot/recorded. For others, it is a clandestine recording of their intimate moments, of course without consent.
“I have honestly lost count of people, sometimes notable ones, approaching me about someone somewhere blackmailing and extorting them with their nudes.
“Trust no one. Take adequate precautions. Trust your instincts too. And do not forget to reach incb.npf.gov.ng in the unfortunate event you fall victim to this.”