Video Of Minister Of Communications Isa Pantami And Late Founder Of Boko Haram Surfaces Online
A video of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami and late founder of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf debating on the importance of western education has surfaced after he (Isa Pantami) was reportedly placed on terror watchlist by the US.
While Yusuf maintained Boko Haram’s traditional belief of western education being evil, Pantami outlined the benefits of western education.
Before his appointment as a minister, Isa Pantami was a known Islamic preacher and held what was termed ‘dangerous views’ against the American government with allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
Pantami who was also the Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Sharia Council in Nigeria and a former student of Salafist ideologies was trained in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East with other top Islamic jihadists.
According to a report, the minister was said to be a very close confidant of the late Mohammed Yusuf, the killed leader of Boko Haram with whom he allegedly shared jihadist doctrines.
According to Western Intelligence, the minister had ties with Abu Quatada al Falasimi and other Al-Qaeda leaders that he revered and spoke glowingly of in several of his videos on YouTube.
The Independent reported that Isa Pantami had in the past eulogised Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi as a great leader. Al-Zargawi joined Al-Qaeda group after emigrating to Afghanistan at the end of the September 11, 2001 terror attack on the World Trade Centre in America.
Here’s what he reportedly wrote about Al-Zarqawi;
“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.
“When Iraq was attacked by the enemies of God, this great man joined in the fight leading his group against the US military and its allies in Iraq.”
Here’s a video of Isa Pantami debating with Mohammed Yusuf below;