Cyberspace Breeding Ground For Radicalisation – PMB

September 3, 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the migration to cyber space was a breeding ground for radicalism in the world.

According to the president, the cyberspace posed greater risk for radicalisation, especially with the growing constraints on physical contacts and movements.

According to statement by the special adviser media to the president, he spoke the AQABA Process virtual meeting in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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The president noted that the government will continue to monitor activities of terrorists online to control radicalization of citizens by terrorist groups, and other violent cells, following huge traffic online due to COVID-19.

“It is important to state that the spread of COVID-19 has led to the movement of activities to cyber space.

Furthermore, lock-down policies and restrictions of movement in affected areas means 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 radicalized online.”

He also said the Federal Government will sustain efforts to make adjustments to new lifestyles and be sensitive to the security underpinnings, as experts try to find vaccines for COVID-19, and a possible acceptable cure.

Buhari said, Nigeria developed a robust framework led by Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to coordinate and oversee the country’s multi-sectoral inter-governmental efforts at containing the spread and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This was done while currently monitoring effects of the measures and taking steps to mitigate these effects as quick as possible. This was in a bid to ensure sustained human security across the population.

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