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.