The Nigerian Watch has reported that the son of Former chief justice of Nigeria Muhammadu Uwais has gone to the Middle East to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) terrorist group.
The son of the 79-year-old Justice Uwais, who served as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1995 till 2006, is now an active combatant with Isis.
He was said to have left Nigeria for Syria few days ago with his two wives and children to allegedly enlist and fight alongside the Isis terrorists who presently control large territories in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
Justice Uwais, who after his retirement served as chairman of the committee that reviewed Nigeria’s electoral laws in 2007, has been informed about his son’s decision although it cannot yet be ascertained if the son had been involved with Nigeria's home-bred Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The alleged move is seen as a big coup for the terrorists as it has now become a growing trend among middle class Muslims from wealthy families across the world who mostly abandons their legitimate and lucrative careers to join the jihadist in their arm struggle.
It was reported that European Muslims in their hundreds have left their legitimate jobs to enlist with the terrorist group in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
The terrorist group currently wreaking havoc in the Middle East is said to have started attracting young Nigerians too.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time a wealthy Nigerian son is being linked to foreign terrorist activities as it would be recalled that on December 25, 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the youngest son of Katsina's Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a rich Nigerian banker and businessman, who had earlier served as a federal minister in the 1970s was arrested after a foiled attempt to use underwear bomb to blow up an aircraft en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan on the instructions of Al-Qaeda terrorist group which he is a member.
He is currently serving four life sentences and a 50 year jail term without parole in the United States for his crime.
However, suspected armed men on Tuesday March 3 stormed the official residence of Nigeria’s former Chief Justice, Mohammed Uwais and held him and his family at gun point.
Recall that the Federal Government warned on February 26, that Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is radicalising and recruiting Nigerian youths who are studying abroad.