Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on Saturday raised an alarm that some bandits terrorising the state are currently planning to kidnap his seven-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai.
El-Rufai, who appeared on BBC Pidgin, disclosed that he had to quietly remove his children from Kaduna Capital school following an intelligence report that the bandits were targeting the school in order to kidnap Abubakar.
On Friday, the governor reportedly withdrew the boy secretly, after he was enrolled just last year at the school.
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?’”.