Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has ‘secretly’ withdrew his seven-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai, from Kaduna Capital school.
The governor who dramatically enrolled his son in one of northern Nigeria’s oldest public schools last year after what many observers described as “political and media stunt” to give the impression that he is like any commoner has been withdrawn
Governor El-Rufai also confirmed this while in an interview with BBC Pidgin, where he said his son had been targeted by bandits because of the governor’s public stand against the payment of ransom.
He said even though there was no threat to Nesrin, both children were removed from the school on the advice of security agencies.
“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.