Boko Haram: ‘Buhari’s Minister, Pantami on US watchlist’ Presidency reacts

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On Monday, Bashir Ahmad, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, refuted claims that the US government had put Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, on a terror watch list.

Pantami was placed on the list on Sunday, according to reports, because of alleged links to Boko Haram leader.

The minister was said to be a close confidant of Boko Haram’s late leader, Mohammed Yusuf, according to the article.

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Pantami was also said to have links to Abu Quatada al Falasimi and other Al-Qaeda figures, whom he admired and spoke highly of, according to the study.

In response, Bashir called the story “fake news” in a tweet.

He said the Minister had never been put on any US watchlist.

He wrote, ”You have just endorsed a fake report without verifying. For your information @DrIsaPantamihas never been on any US watchlist.”

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