US Terrorism Watchlist: Pantami Blows Hot, Threatens to Sue Online Media

US Terrorism Watchlist: Pantami Blows Hot, Threatens to Sue Online Media

- Isa Pantami has threatened to sue a local online media for defamation of character

- Pantami said he has been at the forefront of the fight against insurgency through his numerous preachings and debates

- The minister also claimed those who hated his sermons almost killed him sometime in the past

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The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has reacted to news of him being included in the United States' terrorism watchlist as claimed by an online media outlet.

Although Pantami acknowledged that the newspaper had retracted the false report, he noted that it was a step that could have been avoided if the media house had done its proper investigation.

US terrorism watchlist: Pantami blows hot, threatens to sue online media
Pantami said the publishers who defamed his character must meet his lawyer in court (Photo: @DrIsaPantami)
Source: Twitter

For the records, the minister explained that his teachings which have been on for more than a decade were against evil persons and criminals in Nigeria, adding that his life at a time was threatened following his debates on the subject of anti-terrorism.

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He went on to state that publishers, including the newspapers, will meet his lawyers for defamation of his character.

Also, concerning the ongoing NIN-SIM verification exercise, he noted that the ministry is doing its utmost to tackle insecurity through this medium and that criminals are already feeling the heat.

Earlier, a presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad, had reacted to reports that Pantami was on the US terrorism watchlist.

In one of its posts, online media had alleged that Pantami is being watched by the US for his suspected ties with Boko Haram insurgents, Abu Quata­da al Falasimi, and other Al-Qaeda leaders.

The online newspaper also claimed that Pantami, before his appointment, was a known Islamic preacher who propagated dangerous ideology against the American govern­ment.

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However, in his tweet on Monday, April 12, Ahmad dismissed the claim as false, insisting that the local media house intentionally avoided verifying the facts and went ahead to mislead a lot of Nigerian readers.

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