ISWAP set to launch an online radio station


Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) is said to have finalised preparations to establish an internet-based radio station called “Radio Raeed” to disseminate its many propaganda outlets.


Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency specialist and security analyst in Lake Chad, suggests that the objective of this action is probably to enhance recruitment efforts in the North East region.


Reliable sources informed him that the Radio Station, to be located in Kangarwa, will actively promote the Islamic State.

It will transmit weekly news propaganda summaries in Hausa, Arabic, and Kanuri languages.


Makama, in a recent post on his X account, emphasised that this development serves as a clear indication to authorities in the sub-region that the insurgency remains dynamic in its utilisation of diverse propaganda tactics.


The recruiting momentum of the insurgency has yet to be effectively stopped, and the internet dissemination of propaganda by the terrorist organisation has proven to be crucial in maintaining the visibility of these organisations.


The organisation’s persistent presence and reach are successfully highlighted through rigorous propaganda manoeuvres, aiming to attract substantial attention.


The attendant impact persists in suggesting the ongoing utilisation of combatants as the foundation of the ISIS recruiting effort, assistance to associated organisations, and instructions for large-scale assaults.

By Nnaemeka Odenigbo

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