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|Pantami, Failure Of Intelligence Leading To National Security Crises by Gojo: 6:34pm On Apr 17, 2021|
was reported late last year that the United Arab Emirates jailed no fewer than six Nigerians for various links with terror groups in the period spanning the onset of Boko Haram into national and international limelight till the period they were arrested. The most overlooked fact was that one of the persons jailed was a government official. That was a slap on the faces of Nigerians, and an even bigger indictment on the Nigerian government.
This draws some parallels to the Pantami’s case currently making the rounds. In a video and audio recordings, media houses who dare be different (Gazette Nigeria and Sahara Reporters) have established the fact that the minister of communication and digital economy, Sheikh Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has terror sympathies for international jihadists groups AL Qaeda and the Taliban by virtue of recordings from his preaching in North Eastern Nigeria in 2006.
Pantami’s current travails mirror in great length the status of Nigeria as a failed state. For those who would disagree, there’s no sane clime where an Islamist who was fired from his teaching job by a university in Northern Nigeria for incendiary teachings, who also obtained a PhD from a university in Saudi Arabia known as a hotbed for Salafist and Wahhabist recruiters, would go on to hold a sensitive position as the minister of communication who by virtue of that position, holds the database of an ethnically diverse country as Nigeria. The security breach in which the State Security Service (or DSS) didn’t see, or saw but failed to flag as a going concern during his confirmation hearing at the senate in 2019 raises important points.
First, does the fact that Pantami’s predecessor, Adebayo Shittu was also a radical Islamist who was accused of instigating a religious riot in his home state of Oyo in 2001 not sufficient grounds enough to strike out his nomination as communications minister?
First time can be excused as a mistake. The second time–the fact that another terrorist sympathizer who believes that Osama Bin Laden is a better Muslim than he is, who also longed for the day of 9/11 styled jihad in Nigeria–is definitely not a mistake. The DSS not coming alive at one of the most important times of their existence calls into question their attitude in handling sensitive issues that concern national security.
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|Re: Pantami, Failure Of Intelligence Leading To National Security Crises by Aaa007: 6:41pm On Apr 17, 2021|
ipob go de vex now
bt I thought ndigbo have removed him 4rm d list of ministers
|Re: Pantami, Failure Of Intelligence Leading To National Security Crises by Mynd44: 6:49pm On Apr 17, 2021|
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