ISIS Is Recruiting Nigerians Through Social Media – Omeri Warns Parents

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre on the War Against Terrorism and Director-General of the Na­tional Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri has revealed that the dreaded Islamic sect, ISIS has been recruiting mostly young Nigerians schooling outside the shores of the country via social media.

He stated this in a press briefing on Thursday at the National Brief­ing Centre Abuja, said that intel­ligence reports indicated that young Nigerians are being radi­calise by the Islamic terrorist group through the social media and a variety of other sources.

According to him, those youths who are mostly children of the rich and affluent were being re­cruited into ISIS advising that “parents and guardians, espe­cially those whose wards are schooling abroad, should closely monitor the activities of these students who may be susceptible to the antics of the promoters of the ISIS ideology”.

On the fight against terrorism in the north east, he noted that since February 18, 2015 some remarkable success has been re­corded by the Nigerian military forces in the on-going war.

Omeri called on Nigerians to be patriotic and appreciate the effort and sacrifice of the military and security personnel for the selfless manner in which they are pros­ecuting the anti-terror war.

“We also call on our citizens to shun the trend of cynicism among some unpatriotic Nigerians who have chosen to ascribe the recent success in the anti-terror war to external efforts, instead of the un­tiring efforts of Nigerian troops, he added.

This success the Coordinator stated, includes the stiff resis­tance against insurgent incursion into the country at several loca­tions and the recapture of several towns and settlements which had Boko Haram presence earlier.

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Curled from The Herald.

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