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The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday said it was not treating with levity the report that a terrorist group, the Islamic State, was sending insurgents trained in Syria to the country as part of a terror exchange programme.

Indications emerged last week that leaders of Islamic State (IS) were sneaking battle-hardened extremists from Syria into Nigeria.

According to reports, some of the fighters were reportedly sent to the Middle East for training in a “chilling exchange programme”.

The report claimed that the insurgents are trained for possible attacks in Britain, quoting multiple sources as saying the strong links between Nigeria and the UK will make it easier for IS to send its killers to Britain.

But the government stated that the development was receiving the necessary attention, noting that all that needed to be done to protect the country was being implemented.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday, explained that the government was doubling its efforts to secure the country.

He said these while responding to questions from journalists shortly after the presentation of curriculum and training manuals for the Nigeria Immigration Service training institutions.

The minister said, “When information like this (influx of ISIS members into the country) comes, we do not take things for granted whether it is true or not because it is security information.

“Before now, we are prepared to ensure that everything we need to do security-wise is being done and such information also raises the alarm and we will double our efforts towards that.”



The Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) has warned members of the public to be wary of misleading vacancy announcements claiming it was recruiting.

In a statement on Thursday by Major Musa Yahaya, the NDA appealed to Nigerians not to fall victims to fraudsters.

He said: “The attention of the Nigerian Defence Academy has been drawn to the activities of some scammers and admission racketeers on Face book and other social media sites impersonating the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy and thereby defrauding potential cadets and their parents of their hard earned money.

“The fake Facebook accounts and social media sites / syndicate calls for people who are interested in admission into 70 Regular Course and 77 RRI to call a certain phone number or pay money into some account numbe“We wish to state unequivocally that such Face book posts and social media sites are all the handiwork of fraudsters and DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE NIGERIAN DEFENSE ACADEMY. It is the concorted work of fraudsters and we therefore warn all law abiding Nigerians not to have any dealings with this syndicate as doing so will be at their own detriment.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade is a seasoned senior officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces who has had a long, meritorious and illustrious service to the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade is a seasoned senior officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces who has had a long, meritorious and illustrious service to the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“Entry into the Nigerian Defence Academy is only possible through a transparent and rigorous process which starts from acquiring the NDA forms online, writing JAMB, writing NDA admission examination, from which successful candidates will be invited to a 2 week intensive physical, mental and intellectual interview process which is structured to ensure an unbiased and level ground for all candidates.

“Only those who emerge successful from this process will be invited for training at the Academy. Information on the NDA can also be checked on

“Again, we call on all law abiding Nigerians to resist the temptations of having any dealings with these fraudsters and authors of these fake Facebook accounts and social media sites or any social media accounts or person/ persons that offer easy admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy. Doing so will be at your own peril and loss.”