The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, raised the alarm at the weekly briefing on the war against terrorism in the country.
Citing intelligence reports, Omeri who is also the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, said ISIS recruiters were using the social media and other sources to achieve their target.
He said, “At this point, 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 also said that some remarkable success had been recorded by the Nigerian military forces in the on-going war against terror in the north-eastern part of the country.
According to him, this success includes the stiff resistance against insurgent incursion into the country at several locations as well as the recapture of several towns and settlements which had Boko Haram presence earlier.