Nigerian language and culture change as an attempt to counter the threat of ISIS and Boko Haram, a security source said.
The news comes a day after an ISIS-linked group posted a video claiming responsibility for the attack.
The security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Nigerian language is changing as a reaction to the ISIS threat.
“We’re trying to create a new culture to keep us safe,” the source said, adding that the changes are being implemented in accordance with Nigeria’s new security guidelines.
The Nigerian government is taking the changes seriously, the source added.
“The security authorities are taking it very seriously and they are working to ensure that it is a success,” the security source added, referring to a recent crackdown on ISIS and other radical groups in the country.
“Nigeria is trying to be a positive and positive example in the world, so we’re doing what we can to help.”ISIS’ claim to responsibility for Monday’s attack comes after a Nigerian official said that Boko Haram had planned the attack but that the militants had been prevented from carrying it out.
The attack came days after the government announced it had launched a major counter-terrorism operation against ISIS, which is responsible for a string of deadly attacks in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
In October, ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on a police academy in the northern city of Maiduguri, where 14 soldiers were killed.
The Islamist group said the attack was the result of a conspiracy between its militants and local politicians.
The government also warned that the Islamic State was planning attacks in the city of Kano and other areas of northern Nigeria, warning that Boko Hamas forces were on the ground in those areas.
The group also threatened to carry out attacks on oil pipelines and gas stations, and even on the military bases of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF), the country’s main political party.
In a statement posted on Twitter, UDF President Abubakar Shekau called on Nigerian government officials to stop any attempts to undermine the Nigerian security forces and urged them to do everything in their power to prevent such attacks from taking place.