ISWAP set to launch online radio station for propaganda efforts

Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP has finalized arrangements to introduce an online radio broadcasting station named “Radio Raeed” as part of its array of propaganda outlets.


Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, disclosed that the move is likely aimed at targeting more people in the North East to join its ranks.


He said impeccable sources informed him that the Radio Service, which will be located in Kangarwa, will be a supporter of Islamic State, with weekly news propaganda summary to be broadcast in Hausa, Arabic and Kanuri.


In a post on his X handle on Sunday, Makama said the development sends strong signals to authorities in the sub-region that the insurgency has continued to be dynamic in adopting various means of propaganda.


“The recruitment pace of the insurgency has still not been effectively halted and online media propaganda by the terror group has continued to play a key role in ensuring that the terrorist groups remain visible.

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“This is effectively drawn by intense propaganda moves in making effort to draw significant attention to the organization’s sustained presence and reach. The attendant effect, continues to imply recycling of fighters as the backbone of ISIS recruitment campaign, support to affiliated groups and directives for full fledged attacks.


“It becomes necessary to sustain effort in INFO OPs as well to bring down and disconnect associated notorious terrorist websites to bolster the network of affiliated group members,” he wrote on X.


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