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Months after ‘political stunt’, El-Rufai admits withdrawal of son from public school

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has admitted the withdrawing his son from a public school in the state.

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that the enrolment of his six years old son into a government owned school generated some controversy months ago as many interpreted the move as a ‘political stunt’. While there have been various reports that Mr El-Rufai had long withdrawn the child, the governor confirmed the development and the reason for his action on Saturday during an interview with BBC Pidgin.

“My son and my daughter are registered in the school because his sister turned 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?”, Mr El-Rufai said.

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