Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has revealed the reason for the withdrawal of his seven-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai, from Kaduna Capital school.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, El-Rufai revealed that his son had been targeted by bandits because of the governor’s public stand against the payment of ransom to bandits.
El-Rufai also revealed that his daughter Nesrin had also been enrolled in the school when she turned six.
He stated that even though there was no threat to Nesrin, both children had been removed from the school on the advice of security agencies so as not to jeopardize the safety of other children.
“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?’” the governor said.