Banditry: My Son Is A Target, El-Rufai Says

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that he withdrew his son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai, from Kaduna Capital school over safety concerns.

Recall that El-Rufai sometime last year enrolled his son in a public school in Kaduna


but recent reports indicate that the son was no longer attending the school.

El-Rufai who spoke while featuring on BBC pidgin, stated that bandits have been intercepted while trying to storm the public school and kidnap his seven-year-old son.

He said, “My son and my daughter are registered in the school because his sister became six and we had to register her.

“But we have had to temporarily withdraw them for the security of the school because we got intercepts from at least two groups that are planning to attack the school to kidnap my son.

“I don’t think they will succeed because there will be enough security there to prevent it but other children may be placed in danger.

“We have no idea what weapons they will come with. I have taken a stand against paying bandits and at least three groups of bandits have been intercepted planning to go to Kaduna Capital school and kidnap my son and ‘see if they catch my son, I go say I no go pay ransom?’”


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