By Doyin Adebusuyi
The Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Prof. John Ayoade, has warned social media users to be wary of the personal information posted on the social media saying such could be exploited by kidnappers to get their targets.
Ayoade who delivered a paper on “The Challenge of Peace and Security in Times of Economic Recession: The Nigerian Experienc lamented that Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp and email have become sources of required information and those who are unwary expose themselves.
He stated this at a workshop organised by the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, and African Peace building Network of the Social Science Research Council, New York on Saturday.
In his comment, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, said the topic was apt considering rising cases of conflicts in the world, especially Africa.
Ayoade said, “The qualification for kidnapping is the ability to pay huge ransom. Information is required for a successful operation and the recent communication explosion has aided the nefarious act.”…