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ISIS Recruiting Nigerian Youths – FG Raises Alarm

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The Federal Government has raised an alarm, warning parents and guardians whose children and wards were studying abroad to keep an extra vigilant eye on them as intelligence reports suspect that some of the are being radicalised and recruited by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.

Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri made the call on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at a press briefing in Abuja, stating that ISIS was planning to achieve the above by making use of popular social media platforms.

He said: “The Centre wishes to alert the nation of intelligence reports indicating the radicalisation of our youths through the social media and a variety of other sources.

“The reports show that these youths, who are mostly children of the rich and affluent, are being recruited into ISIS.

“We, therefore, call on parents and guardians, especially those whose wards are schooling abroad, to closely monitor the activities of these students who may be susceptible to the antics of the promoters of the ISIS ideology.

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