A number of posters urging the youth of Bihar to join terror outfit ISIS have been found in Nauhatta block of Rohtas, prompting the officials to issue a security alert and conduct a probe.

The message written in the posters urges the youth of the state to join the Islamic State. It further says that the Islamic State (ISIS) has come to Bihar soon. The poster clarifies that the ISIS needs new recruits to set up its operations in Bihar.

According to reports, the intelligence agencies have alerted the Union ministry of home affairs as soon as the posters surfaced. The police have been asked to get to the bottom of the matter and identify the persons, who might have pasted the posters.

The posters were computer printouts and were written in bad English. The police reportedly suspect the phenomenon being the handiwork of the Maoists, who have long been active in the area but lately have been cornered due to intense police patrolling.

Rohtas is one of the districts in Bihar affected by Maoism. A huge quantity of explosives suspected to have been stored for Maoist activities was seized from a godown at Basa in the district last month.The explosives included three bags of ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, gelatin rods and as many as 6,000 detonators.

Bihar has been home to the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM). There have been several instances in the past to show that terror modules have operated in this state. Yasin Bhatkal of the IM had camped in Bihar for several months and launched attacks in different parts of the country.