Ministry Fights Attack By Alleged Gay Rights Group

THE Federal Ministry of Information Friday said it has fought off the attack on Nigeria’s National Portal by a group of gay rights activists.

The ministry says it is taking additional measures to stem future attacks by hackers whose criminal activities are on the increase globally in recent times.

In a statement Friday in Abuja, the Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Joseph Mutah, alleged that the attackers were traced to the same group that recently attacked websites of other governments across the world claiming to be fighting for gay rights.

He claimed that the attacks are a criminal attempt to blackmail countries that have resisted pressures by homosexuals to legalise gay marriages.

“While we recognise that Nigeria is a full-fledged democracy with robust guarantee of freedom of opinion by all citizens, it is criminal for anyone within or outside our country to use criminal means to express or canvass such opinions.  The Fed Ministry of Information will liaise with security agencies to investigate last night’s attack.[The Guardian Nigeria]