The National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.), has raised the alarm that terrorist organisations just like the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province are recruiting and radicalising susceptible Nigerian youths via the social media.
Monguno raised the alarm on the ongoing second United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of member-states, convened by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in New York.
He declared that the intention of the terrorist teams was to painting the Federal Government as incapable of defending the inhabitants, Tribune studies.
The NSA stated, “The Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists are additionally utilizing the social media to instil worry within the goal communities, in addition to to deflate the morale of defence and safety forces.”
He added that terrorism had continued to present itself as a vicious and relentless international menace, recognising no border, nationality and faith.
The NSA said that as a way to deal decisively with the complicated nature of terrorism and different organised transnational crimes, the worldwide neighborhood should see the menace as a menace to international peace and safety.
Monguno stated the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has persistently confronted the nation’s challenges by establishing new constructions and establishments, in addition to empowering them.
According to him, the Federal Government has improved the coordination of humanitarian assist for non-governmental organisations by creating the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
He noticed that within the current previous, the President had accepted the institution of the National Commission of the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons and the National Commission for the Coordination of Cyber Security.
The NSA stated the federal government was empowering the National Financial Intelligence Unit to hint terrorist organisations’ sources of funding.
Monguno reiterated Buhari’s dedication to diffusing tensions in Lake Chad Basin by way of the Multinational Joint Task Force.