ISIS in Nigeria to recruit militants 

Mike Omeri, Coordinator of the National Information Centre and Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Nigeria

Abuja, Dec 25: The federal government of Nigeria has warned that agents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are scouting in the country to recruit Nigerian youths as fighters for the militant group.

Mike Omeri, Coordinator of the National Information Centre and Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, David Akoji.

Omeri said intelligence reports had revealed that three South African nationals were among some of the fighters recruited by ISIS agents operating under the guise of humanitarian support groups for refugees and orphans in Nigeria.

He added that ISIS was scouting for fighters around the Islamic World and from Africa, and cautioned the Nigerian people against being lured into joining the terror group.

“Nigerians are advised to report to security agencies without hesitation, any group or non-governmental agency whose overt or covert activities are suspicious or have tendencies to jeopardise the innocence of our youths and the security of our people wherever they are in the World,” the allafrica quoted Omeri as saying in the statement.

 The Oslo Times

 

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