The embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has raised an alarm that some unnamed persons were planning to release some doctored videos against him.
Pantami, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by his media aide, Uwa Suleiman, on Monday,said the move was the next stage of the plan being orchestrated by forces against him.
Many Nigerians have called for the sack or resignation of the minister after his controversial comments supporting terrorist groups emerged on social media.
Although the minister had recanted the comments and noted that it was his belief at the time.
But Pantami in the statement, said: “We are in receipt of credible intelligence that the same forces, who have been championing a well-coordinated and richly funded campaign against Pantami, are now unto the next stage of their diabolic project.
“This time round, the forces of evil are shopping for willing partners as well as their usual avenues to release doctored videos purporting to show the minister in an alleged compromising condition as a way of creating injury on his image.
“We are least surprised by this recent move which is a clear intensification of their desperation, having failed in their assault on the personality of the minister, despite their previous efforts.”
The minister said the notice was to alert the public to the latest plan and to warn the perpetrators about the consequences of such action.
The statement added that the minister would not sit idly and watch his reputation as a community leader, Islamic scholar and public servant being muddled in the mud by paid agents.