Dr. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, allegedly plotted with some Muslim leaders to violently wipe away Christians from northern parts of Nigeria.
According to the PeoplesGazette, Pantami chaired a July 13, 2010, meeting of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), where it was agreed that Christians should be prohibited from building churches in the city centre across the North.
The JNI led by the Minister concluded that Christians should only build churches around designated corners away from the cities.
Pantami and the Muslim leader also agreed that evangelism should be prohibited and any attempt by Christians to resist the measures should be met with violence.
“They should know that we have more control of the masses and the youth,” Mr Pantami and other Muslim leaders said during the meeting held at Bauchi Central Mosque. “Any attempt by the Christians to disobey or revolt against the decision shall mean fighting against the religion of Allah which the followers of Allah shall not watch but we shall violently wipe away the Christians in these states.”
It was gathered that the JNI also condemned Christians in Plateau and Kaduna, plotting to cause mayhem by enlisting Muslims in the security agencies as allies.
Pantami and his colleagues also concluded that they will use Muslims in the military to help bring arms and ammunition into Kaduna.
“The Muslim Ummah in Jos have solemnly resolved to fight the governor, his government and the entire Christians in any way possible. They shall never support this government and they will destroy any development that shall come to Plateau, even the existing ones.
“Again, they are ready for Jihad in the state as we have presently secured the needed arms. Over 3,000 foreign arms have now entered Jos and we will not vote during the governorship election,” the communique read.