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ALERT! How ISIS may recruit Nigerian students

The Federal Government has alerted parents and guardians on the latest strategies the Islamic State (ISIS) could use to recruit their wards.

Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued on Monday, said that the terrorist group has now resorted to targeting vulnerable individuals, including foreign students, using financial inducements to recruit them into the organisation.

According to the minister, the recent recruitment into ISIS of 27 medical students of the University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) in Sudan as an example of the new strategy.

Quoting a report received by the Nigerian Intelligence Community, Mohammed said 22 of the 27 students, who travelled to Syria to join ISIS, are Britons.

The report also revealed that the students were recruited by one Mohammed Fakhri Al-khabbas, a former UMST student from Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.

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