Monday, April 12, 2021

’ve no ties with Boko Haram –Patanmi

 Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has denied reports the United States allegedly placed him on a ‘terror watch list’ for alleged ties with the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

The Nation

He said he has been preaching against Boko Haram for over 15 years over its condemnable doctrines and practices.

Pantami, an Islamic cleric, was alleged to have been a mentor to the founder of the militant Islamist group, who was killed in 2009 in the North-East.

Yusuf’s death triggered a chain of violent activities, including era bombings, kidnappings and hostage-taking among others that have led to massive death and destructions in the North-East.

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