Tuesday, September 28, 2021

I withdrew my son from public school to save him from kidnappers — El-Rufai

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The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has explained why he “secretly” withdrew his son from a public school in the state.

Daily Trust on Saturday had reported that the governor secretly withdrew his son Abubakar Al-Sadiq from Kaduna Capital School after after enrolling him about a year half ago.

But in an interview with BBC Pidgin, the governor said he withdrew his son temporarily to discourage bandits from attacking the school.

“My son was registered in the school and so my daughter who clocked six years. But we have to temporarily withdraw them for the security of the school because we foiled plans from at least two groups to attack the school to kidnap my son.

“I don’t think they will succeed because enough security was put in place to prevent them. But other children will be in danger. We don’t have an idea about the kind of weapons they will carry.

“I have taken a stand against paying bandits. We got intel that they were planning to kidnap my son from Kaduna Capital School to see whether I will pay ransom if they kidnap my son,” Mr El-Rufai said.

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