The leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has warned that there are no repentant terrorists in the wake of the saga over the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami.
In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Kanu alleged that terrorism is a form of Islamic ideology, as well as a religious duty for every Muslim that believes in the holy war, Jihad.
He wrote, “In case you forgot, terrorism is a form of #Islamic ideology, as well as a religious duty for every Muslim that believes in Jihad. Therefore, there can never be anything like a repentant terrorist, not even some minister named Isa Pantami (@DrIsaPantami). Please be guided. I am.”
This is as many Nigerians call for the sacking or resignation of Pantami after some comments he made some years ago came into light which supported Islamic extremism.
An audio recording of Pantami’s past teachings where he declared support for Al-Qaeda and Taliban surfaced last week, triggering outrage as Nigerians call for his resignation with the hashtag #PantamiResign.
The minister said he was young when he made the radical comments, adding that he was now mature and knew better.