Nigerian government has expressed concerns over a newly-launched mobile app developed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement made available to TechCity, FG said the app’s sole aim is to propagate jihad to children.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the mobile application called Huroof” (Arabic alphabets or letters), is to be used by ISIS to teach children the Arabic alphabets with the aid of guns, military tanks and cannons.

“The application utilizes colourful illustrations that attract and engage the attention of young children,” the minister said, according a statement issued by his spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi, on Thursday.

He advised members of the public, especially parents, to be vigilant and to prevent their children and wards from being indoctrinated.