Nigerian Government has called on parents and guardians whose wards are schooling abroad to monitor them closely because of an intelligent report which indicates that some of them are about to be radicalised into the ISIS.
The concern was raised on Thursday [Feb. 26], in Abuja, at the National Information Centre during the routine briefing on the security situation in the country.
Coordinator of the centre, Mr Mike Omeri, said they were planning to do this through the use of the social media. “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,” Omeri said.