Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, on Monday, refused to comment on threats by the Boko Haram sect to ‘deal’ with him.
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, had in a recent video vowed to deal with Pantami over the minister’s plans to block the terror group’s communication network.
Shekau, in the video also mocked President Muhammadu Buhari, who was booed during his trip to Maiduguri, Borno State.
Despite the threat, Pantami visited Government Secondary School, Garki, in Abuja on Monday as part of his plans to mentor pupils to pursue careers in the digital sector.
The minister delivered a lecture in the classroom, where he spoke about emerging technologies and the implications of the Federal Government’s digital economy project.
The Punch correspondent, who was present during the visit, observed that security was beefed up around the minister, with armed personnel of the police force and Department of State Services positioned at strategic locations.
In an interview with journalists after the lecture, Pantami was asked about the threat by Boko Haram.
“I don’t have any comment now,” he said.