The website of the Lagos state government has been taken over by hackers, suspected to be sympathisers to Nigeria’s slain Shiite Muslims.
The Nigerian Army on Saturday, December 12, clashed with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, in Zaria, Kaduna state.
The clash, which led to the death of several Shiite Muslims, culminated in the arrest of the group’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
On Friday, December 18, visitors to the website were disappointed as it had been hacked.
The hackers put a message on the homepage of the Lagos website, which criticised Nigeria, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA and Israel, for ‘killing Muslims and innocent people’.
The message implied that the government of the aforementioned countries are no different from affiliated terrorist groups, ISIS and Boko Haram.
The message reads:
“In the Name Of GOD
Message to Nigeria Government and State Sponsors of Terrorism (USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar):
Boko Haram and ISIS are terrorists, They are killing Muslims and innocent people because of your dirty money, Hey Nigeria Government you killed thousands of Muslims and specially Zakzaky’s family too, You are all terrorists, You are all murders, GOD damn you!
Allahu maulana wala mula lakum.”