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Nigeria: FG Alerts Nigerians to Extremist ISIS APP Targeting Children

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Saturday, June 18th, 2016
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Abuja — The federal government yesterday raised the red flag about the existence of a newly-launched mobile application developed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) solely for extremist ideology to gullible children.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said through a statement issued in Abuja about the existence of the mobile application tagged: ‘Huroof’ (Arabic alphabets or letters).

The statement said: “It is design by ISIS to teach children the Arabic alphabets with the aid of guns, military tanks and cannons.

“The application utilises colourful illustrations that attract and engage the attention of young children.”

Mohammed subsequently urged members of the public and parents in particular to be vigilant and prevent their children and wards from being indoctrinated

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