MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT CALLS ON POLICE GRADUATES TO FIGHT CYBERCRIMES

MAPUTO– Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged graduates from the Police Science Academy (ACIPOL) to prevent and fight against cybercrimes.

Speaking at the ACIPOL campus in Marrracene district, about 30 kilometres north of here, at the 13th ACIPOL graduation ceremony, Nyusi said cybercrimes had perverse effects on the economy, because they could spread rapidly and it could be difficult to repair the damage caused.

He stressed that, in a world dominated by information communication technology (ICT). it is fundamental that our forces of law and order should have complete mastery over these tools.

Nyusi said it was important that graduates from the academy should have the training required to arrest those responsible for cybercrimes and to take measures to prevent further damage. ACIPOL should enhance its methods of education to enable its graduates to combat the crimes of the 21st Century, he added.

Turning to the recent wave of lynchings, in which people have taken the law into their own hands to murder alleged thieves, Nyusi said a comprehensive approach is required so that we can understand the true causes, and design the most appropriate solutions to face this phenomenon.

He also urged the graduates to use their skills to interpret the reasons for mob attacks against police stations, which have sometimes resulted in their destruction. One such attack occurred last year in the central province of Zambezia during the hysteria about vampires being allegedly protected by the police.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK