The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad has denied reports that United States government has placed Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami on terror watch-list.
There had been widespread reports alleging that the Minister also known as Sheikh Pantami, had fallen on the watch list of the America’s Intelligence Service.
The Reports whicht emerged on Sunday claimed that the minister was a close confidant of the late Mohammed Yusuf, the late leader of Boko Haram.
It also claimed that Pantami had ties with Abu Quatada al Falasimi and other Al-Qaeda leaders whom he revered and spoke highly of.
But reacting, Bashir in a tweet described the report as ‘fake news.’
He maintained that the Minister has never been 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.”