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ISIS Indoctrination FG raises alarm over new Mobile App targeting children

The application utilizes colourful illustrations that attracts and engage the attention of young children, the minister said.

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The federal government has alerted Nigerians to the existence of a newly launched mobile application by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for propagating Jihad to children.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed disclosed this in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi on Tuesday, June 16, 2016.

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According to him, the mobile application called Huroof (Arabic alphabets or letters) would be used by ISIS to teach children the the Arabic with the aid of guns, military tanks and cannons.

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He said: "The application utilizes colourful illustrations that attract and engage the attention of young children"

He urged members of the public especially parents and guardians to be vigilant and prevent their wards from from being inductrinated.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Security (DSS) have arrested five ISIS trainees who were on their way to Libya and other African countries for advanced training.

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