“I was young when I made some of the comments”, ” I was a teenager” – Isa Pantami debunk his statement made on terrorists group

The minister of communication and Digital Economy, Ali Isa Pantami, has debunk his comment made about Al Queda and Taliban terrorist group


Isa Pantami who has been on the trend for some time over his comment made which he endorsed and eulogise the activities being carried out by insurgents group


Many Nigerian have call on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the minister based on his belief that terrorist that are seen killing people are doing so to protect the religion

Pantami, had however, debunked the controversial statement he made and said some of the comments was made when he have little or no knowledge of what is going on


He said this while answering questions during a daily Ramadan lecture launched by him at Annor Mosque in Abuja on Saturday, April 17, 2021,

The minister added that controversial comments were based on his understanding of religious issues at the time.


The minister also said the campaign against him in social media and calling for his removal from office were all political motivated

He said

For 15 years, I have moved round the country while educating people about the dangers of terrorism. I have traveled to Katsina, Gombe, Borno, Kano states and Difa in Niger Republic to preach against terrorism.

“I have engaged those with Boko Haram ideologies in different places. I have been writing pamphlets in Hausa, English and Arabic. I have managed to bring back several young persons who have derailed from the right path.

Some of the comments I made some years ago that are generating controversies now were based on my understanding of religious issues at the time, and I have changed several positions taken in the past based on new evidence and maturity.

“I was young when I made some of the comments; I was in university, some of the comments were made when I was a teenager. I started preaching when I was 13, many scholars and individuals did not understand some of international events and therefore took some positions based on their understanding, some have come to change their positions later.”

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