Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University(ATBU)
Cyber Crime and Issues in West Africa Sub- Regions
Information and Communication Technology(ICT) has become a major tool for development and promote economic competitiveness among West African countries. The number of internet users is increasing exponentially due to major African government e-strategies. There is high tendency for cyber fraud. Evidences show that funds are lost due to fraud and corruption through the internet. Many forms of cyber crime or related crime ranging from fake lotteries, bogus inheritance , romantic relationships, theft of sensitive data/information of investors have been documented. There is an urgent need to regulate the cyber activity by providing a good Regional Computer Emergency Response Team and a good ICT policy framework for the region.