Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday said some bandits terrorizing the state are currently targeting his seven-year-old son, Abubakar Al-Sadiq El-Rufai.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Governor El-Rufai said he secretly withdrew his son from Kaduna Capital school following intelligence that the bandits were planning to attack the school to kidnap his son.
Reports on Friday indicated that the governor secretly withdrew the boy from one of northern Nigeriaâ€™s oldest public schools where he was enrolled in 2020.
â€œMy son and my daughter are registered in the school because his sister turned six and we had to register her.
â€œBut 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,â€ he said.
Following the incessant abduction of school children in the state by armed bandits, the governor vowed not to converse with the assailants.
According to him, even if his son is kidnapped, he would rather pray for him to make heaven than paying ransom.