Why I withdrew my children from public school, El-Rufai reveals
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has revealed why withdrew his son, Abubakar-Sadiq from a public institution, Kaduna Capital School, where he was enrolled in 2019.
The governor made the disclosure in an interview with the Pidgin Service of the BBC, monitored in Sokoto.
According to El-Rufai, Sadiq’s younger sister, Nasrine had also been enrolled in the same school after turning six years.
He said available security reports indicated that three bandits groups were planning to abduct his son from the school.
“My son and also my daughter are registered in the school, because his (Abubakar-Sadiq) sister also clocked six and we registered her in the school.
“But we had to temporarily withdraw them for the security of the school because we received a security report that three groups were planning to attack the school and kidnap my son.
“I don’t think the bandits would have succeeded because there is enough security in the school to prevent them, but it would expose other pupils of the school to danger.
“We didn’t know the kind of weapon they would have brought. I had taken a stand against payment of ransom and we had report that, three groups were planning to kidnap my son from Capital School to see whether I will pay ransom or not if my son is kidnapped.
“Both Abubakar Sadiq and Nasrine will go back to the school when there is the confidence that, their attendance will not put the school at risk,” the governor said.