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Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Islie: 11:03am On Feb 12
…How to curb the trend — Experts

Terrorists now use social media to recruit new members and coordinate attacks, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has said.

Pantami stated this yesterday in Abuja while delivering a lecture on leadership in counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism in Abuja.

He said the rapidly evolving phenomenon requires the use of innovative approaches to both “counter” and “prevent” it.

“It’s evident that terrorists are exploiting social media, encrypted communications, and the dark web to spread propaganda, recruit new followers and coordinate attacks’’, the minister said.
He urged the security agencies to tap into the resources availed by technology and use them as potent tools for ousting the insurgents from the country.

He said the development of new and emerging technologies such as, “Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Robotics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,” would help counter and prevent the terrorists’ latest ploys. He said the military and intelligence agencies could use big data to fight the war against terrorism. “Data can be analysed to understand background, motives, modus operandi and methods of communication of persons or groups of interest”.

Pantami cited an example of a project by the Qatar Computing Research Institute, in which big data was used to scrutinise and analyse social media such as Facebook and Twitter in order to locate the origins of supporters of the terrorist organization, ISIS.

Meanwhile, security experts told Daily Trust that capacity building and advanced surveillance technology were needed to monitor the recruitment activities of terrorists on social media and the internet.

One of them, Kabir Adamu, said Nigeria should avoid knee-jerk approaches in dealing with security threats from social media like the proposed anti-social media legislation.

He argued that “the bigger picture is to have a comprehensive data and identity management system to tackle gaps in security.”

He said through SIM-card registration, anyone on social media or the internet would be known to the government.

Another security expert, Dr Ameachi Nwaokolo, said most times, terror groups use the internet to recruit, mobilise young people and radicalise them.

He said Nigeria lacked the capability to properly monitor the activities of terrorists on the internet, noting that in other countries, “hundreds are being recruited and equipped to monitor specific websites.”

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/terrorists-recruit-followers-coordinate-attacks-via-social-media-fg.html

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Nbote(m): 11:09am On Feb 12
How many almajiris are on social media? In fact FG is d number one weapon of mass recruitment for dem considering dey release captured BH terrorists back into d society to go back and join up d fold afta socializing with other members in d so called radicalization camps

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by donbachi(m): 11:09am On Feb 12
Go and fight..what have u people done so far.leave all dis stories

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Racoon(m): 11:33am On Feb 12
So how come the government is only obsessed with regulation of the social media because of fake news and hate speech? What have the govt done about that then apart from recycling BH terrorists?

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by BlackfireX: 12:39pm On Feb 12
Then ban the social media sir...
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by GamalNasser: 1:17pm On Feb 12
Lies from the pits of hell !!!!!

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by BruncleZuma: 1:33pm On Feb 12
Tell us something new jor!

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by dynicks(m): 1:33pm On Feb 12
These people don't know how stupid ND foolish they look each time their lies turns around ND grabs them by their blokos!.....

Shebi bokoharam has been technically defeated!!...

What do they want we do now; to sympathize with them or to help them Google out for more ways to lie..?

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by EmekaMD(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
Yeah.. and FG release them in Abuja wen captured. Syndicate complete

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by shigoslim(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
Lol oga Buhari is using proxy war to procure his agenda

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Gnaeusmagnus: 1:34pm On Feb 12
Nbote:
How many almajiris are on social media?

The hardocre Boko members, the ones involved in planning and logistics, are probably on social media. They have the education to use it.

(ISIS , the main terror group, uses social media very well...especially the bits with encryption.

Also, the simplification of technology means that even someone with primary 3 attempted can use a phone.

This world is getting unsafe.

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by MrStan11(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
grin


Book haram does not recruit through social media buh our mumu govt failed to see almajiri as their unending source of foot soldiers.









Tomorrow you ll hear 'Army captures Boko haram twitter handler'












All na wash.

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by wilemer: 1:34pm On Feb 12
Islie1:

Terrorists now use social media to recruit new members and coordinate attacks, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has said.

Pantami stated this yesterday in Abuja while delivering a lecture on leadership in counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism in Abuja.

He said the rapidly evolving phenomenon requires the use of innovative approaches to both “counter” and “prevent” it.

“It’s evident that terrorists are exploiting social media, encrypted communications, and the dark web to spread propaganda, recruit new followers and coordinate attacks’’, the minister said.
He urged the security agencies to tap into the resources availed by technology and use them as potent tools for ousting the insurgents from the country.



excuse to crackdown on free speech

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by revived(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
embarassedIt is well embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Mistaicey2288(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
Useless FG

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by UstazAhmed(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
This is not an excuse.
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by inoki247: 1:34pm On Feb 12
Yeye kuku tell d Service Provider to off there Network.... No wonder Airtel don dey off dere Network Lately

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by drizzymtbee(m): 1:34pm On Feb 12
Toothless Dogs (FG) , All they can do is bark at murderers and bite innocent civilians

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Originality007: 1:35pm On Feb 12
Nbote:
How many almajiris are on social media?


help me ask dem o

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by osuofia2(m): 1:35pm On Feb 12
NNA PAPA FROM THE DULLARD TO ALL HIS CHIEF SERVICE, WHAT AM I EVEN SAYING
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Sunnycliff(m): 1:35pm On Feb 12
Is this a way to gag the social media? Buhari and his 1000 excuses for failure. He deserves impeachment

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Centcanada: 1:35pm On Feb 12
Failed government are looking for a way for an excuses. You came to power by propaganda and deceit, and right now you will pay the price.

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Kendumazy(m): 1:37pm On Feb 12
Lol
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Slickest(m): 1:37pm On Feb 12
Fg thinks we are stupid, dark web and almajiris? Social media and dark web? Internet and almajiris?
I don't get the connection.
Our silence is really painting a wrong picture of the citizens of this country oo, because we are afraid doesn't mean we are stupid oo.

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by baysherpsyche: 1:37pm On Feb 12
Story, the terrorists caught what was done to them? Weren't they released? Spare us this your crappie stories.

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by ReeLoaDead(m): 1:37pm On Feb 12
Federal & State governments, you stop stealing and the recruitment by terrorists will fail
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Kwamecron(m): 1:37pm On Feb 12
Nigeria army Locate BH location,
Army capture BH

FG release BH and give them Amnesty.


BH gain ground and bomb Again



BH kill our Army and gain territories.


BH kidnap our citizens
FG give them huge money


BH buy ammunition, food, Data to connect to social media to recruit and sponsors more BH




FG agenda to Islamise NG.


Every state av to lunch security outfit


Lagos band Okada and Keke ppl


Lagos ppl dey shout that why we kw go gbagada general hospital for the
‘Records’


Very soon u will applaud him for his foresight, when the forces are on the range....



Otherwise no Hospital will be able to contain.



Lagos let’s be each other keeper



NG is not a happy time now.



Foreign affairs can’t even comment on this no more.





.............watch..........

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Antara0503(m): 1:37pm On Feb 12
clueless government.
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by FulaniBandits: 1:37pm On Feb 12
Buhari is a terrorist that always speak in defense of Islamic jihadists to divert attentions.

Miyetti_Allah members are still walking freely after slaughtering thousands of Nigerians and claimed then threaten to do more.

Okay ban social media naa


Fulani bandits are not on social media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6msiKwOjiLk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6qPH0L5xcc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0CeMHeoejw


.

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Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Colorado1(m): 1:38pm On Feb 12
Hmmm
Re: Terrorists Recruit Followers, Coordinate Attacks Via Social Media — FG by Sheriman(m): 1:38pm On Feb 12
This Communication Minister is even active than Adebayo Shittu the dullard.. I wonder how that Man manage to be appointed as Minister...

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