Nigeria’s Super Eagles and other teams heading to this year’s World Cup have been warned to expected attacks from Islamic State of Iran & Syria (ISIS) at the Mundial in Russia.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have to take extra care in putting pre-emptive measures in place, after ISIS issued a new death threat to all World Cup superstars and supporters ahead of the showpiece in Russia next month.
The group called on its supporters to launch attacks at the showpiece football tournament in a message on their latest poster comes just five weeks before the tournament kicks off
They made their call to arms on a sickening online propaganda poster showing a knife slashing the World Cup logo with a French caption translated as “kill them all”.
It is the latest in a series of ISIS threats made against football’s showpiece tournament, which kicks off on June 14 in Moscow. The hateful poster was released by a French ISIS-linked group, according to global terror monitor SITE Intelligence.
ISIS issues new death threat to World Cup stars and fans ISIS issues new death threat to World Cup stars and fans
Previously, ISIS warned Vladimir Putin he will “pay the price for killing muslims” in a poster showing a jihadist holding an AK-47 inside a packed football arena.
Across the poster is written: “Russia 2018. Putin you disbeliever. You will pay the price for killing Muslims.”
The threat is thought to be linked to Russia’s military support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in his fight against ISIS.
In March, ISIS supporters also targeted Argentinean superstar Lionel Messi in posters showing him kneeling next to a jihadist and banged up behind bars.
The terror group then released a photograph of an ISIS ‘football squad’ lining up alongside the team from the host nation.