President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that terrorist groups might begin to radicalise citizens online.
Buhari noted that his government would consequently monitor activities of terrorists online to control radicalisation of citizens by the sect.
This was contained in Buhari’s statement titled ‘At AQABA Process virtual meeting, President Buhari highlights nexus between COVID-19 and security’.
According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Buhari stated this in his remark at the AQABA Process virtual meeting in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
“It is important to state that the spread of COVID-19 has led to the movement of activities to cyber space.
“Furthermore, lockdown policies and restrictions of movement in affected areas mean that people would move their day to day social and business activities to cyber space.
“This, however, comes with an increase in the risk of individuals being radicalised online,” Adesina’s statement quoted Buhari as saying.
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