The Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has threatened to sue some news platforms for linking him with Boko Haram.
In a statement shared on his Twitter page, he said his lectures against the Boko Haram doctrines have been available since 15 years ago.
Some news platforms had republished the report of a US-based news platform which alleged that the Minister is related with the founder of Boko Haram, Muhammad Yusuf.
In reaction to the retraction by the News Wire; Pantami said “your RETRACTION through your independent investigation, has been noted. However, investigative journalism requires the investigation before publishing, not after.Further, major publishers will meet my lawyers in the court on this defamation of character.”
“My lectures against the doctrines and all other evil people have been available for over 15 years, including debates that endangered my life against many criminals in Nigeria. If you can’t understand Hausa, get an objective Hausa speaker to translate for you objectively,” he added.