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Wednesday, 24 December 2014
BEWARE! Islamic State (ISIS) Scouting For Fighters In Nigeria
Mr. Mike Omeri
The federal government 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 terrorist group.
The Coordinator of the National Information Centre and Director-General
of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, made this
known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, David Akoji.
Omeri said intelligence reports had shown 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 Nigerians against being lured into
joining the terror group.
“Nigerians are known the world over to be selfless, hospitable and
humanitarian. We believe in the brotherhood of all mankind and no one
should be allowed to take advantage of these virtues or turn them into
“Nigerians are therefore 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,” he said.
He however assured the public that the federal government was doing
everything possible to secure the lives and properties of every
“Government is leaving no room to chance in the fight against terror
and the protection of lives and property,” he said, while urging
Nigerians to maintain their confidence in government’s security efforts,
show greater cooperation with security agencies and ensure stricter
compliance with security tips which are currently running on print and
electronic media platforms.