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US Places Buhari’s Minister of Communication Isa Pantami On Watchlist

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L—R (Isa Pantami-Muhamadu Buhari)

The Nigeria Minister of Digital Communications, Alhaji Isa Pantami, has been placed on terror-sponsored watchlists by America’s intelligence service for alleged ties with Boko Haram.

Pantami also serves as the deputy secretary-general of the Supreme Sharia Council in Nigeria.

This former student of Salafist ideologies was trained in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East with other top Islamic jihadists.

Before his appointment as the Minister of Digital Communications in Nigeria, Pantami was a known Islamic preacher and holds dangerous views against the American government, with allegiance to AlQaeda.

The minister is said to be a very close confidant of the late Mohammed Yusuf, the assassinated leader of Boko Haram with whom he shared jihadist doctrines.

According to Western Intelligence, the minister has ties with Abu Quatada al Falasimi and other AlQaeda leaders that he revered and spoke glowingly of in several of his videos on YouTube.

In one of his narratives, Pantami eulogized Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi as a great leader who joined AlQaeda group after emigrating to Afghanistan at the end of the September 11 terror attack on the World Trade Centre in America.

This is what he wrote about Abu Musab:
“Under the Osama’s leadership, he became the unit commander of army of AlQaeda with the support of the Commander of the loyal Maula Umar (Taliban leader).

It was after the September 11 attack that he suffered serious leg injury and was taken to Iraq for treatment where he spent a long time recovering.

Pantami wrote: “When the Enemies of God attacked Iraq, this great man joined in the fight leading his group against the United States military and its allies in Iraq.

According to Middle Eastern Intelligence corroborated by its Western counterparts, photographs of Sheikh Isa Ali Pantanmi and his jihadist allies are trending.

Since Boko Haram’s founding by Mohammed Yusuf in the early 2000s, thousands of people have been killed in the terror group’s attacks on schools, security forces, government agencies and churches.

Boko Haram’s primary objective is the establishment of an Islamic State under Shariah law in Nigeria. Its secondary objective is the broader imposition of Islamic rule beyond Nigeria.

These terror groups are active in Northeast Nigeria, Northern Cameroon, Niger, Chad, and Mali.

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