Nigeria’s Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Aliyu Pantami, has once revealed how joyful he used to feel with the killing of those he considered infidels.
Naija News understands that Pantami said this in a three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he condemned deadly operations of the then Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world.
The minister said; “We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed,” Mr Pantami said. “But the Sharia does not allow us to kill them without a reason.”
“Our zeal (hamasa) should not take precedence over our obedience to the sacred law,” he added.
Pantami in his submission while responding to audience questions about his views on the then leader of the terrorist group, Osama Bin Laden, he still consider the leader of the extremists a better Muslim faithful to himself.
Recall that Bin Laden was responsible for bringing down the World Trade Centre in an attack that claimed over 3,000 lives in 2001.
Naija News reports that Pantami’s statement which he rendered in the Hausa and Arabic language throughout the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s, was fetched out following recent controversy about having a link with the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group and its late leader.
The Muhammadu Buhari appointed minister has been accused of using his position to further his agenda as a fundamentalist. The accusations became loud after reports emerged that Pantami was placed on travel restrictions by the United States for purported link with Boko Haram.
“It is unbelievable that President Buhari will appoint a man like Isa Pantami to be a minister in a secular country like Nigeria,” political analyst Mohammed Tukura said in a conversation with newsmen.
“A president that believes in national cohesion will not appoint a fundamentalist who shares the same views as leaders of Boko Haram and Taliban,” he added.