Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has emphasised on the reason why he withdrew his son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai, from Kaduna Capital school one year after he enrolled him in the school to attract public education in the state.
During his interview with BBC Pidgin, El-Rufia revealed that his son had been targeted by bandits who are planning to invade the school because of his public stand against the payment of ransom to bandits.
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He also added that his two children has been withdrawn from the school so not to expose the lives of other children in the school to bandits.
In his words, 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?’”
“We believe in leading by example, we believe in whatever policy we propose that will affect people negatively, we start imposing it on us.”
“It is my intention that my children will be in public school as long as I am governor here.”
“Of course, when I finish my term, I will move out. I intend to leave Kaduna when I finish. I am not going to stay here. I may explore other options of putting them in other schools”