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Buhari Wasn’t Aware Of Terrorists Kidnap Threat – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai claims that he was the one that inform President Muhammadu Buhari of the terrorists’ threat to kidnap him.

The militants who kidnapped some railway passengers in March made a threat to kidnap Buhari and El-Rufai in a video that was broadcast over the weekend.

Speaking on a radio program our correspondent was listening to on Wednesday night, the governor added that everyone in his family had been cautioned to use caution.

He continued by claiming that he had been arguing for the bombing of terrorist camps wherever they may be for the past five years and that this is the only way to solve the issue.

“I also heard about a video where they threatened to abduct Buhari and myself. I have been warned to be careful, including my families too. How can we be in a country with soldiers, police and Federal Government but some terrorists will be threatening to abduct the president?

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“‎If in the past those in government think this is a joke and see it as only happening in Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger, it’s now at home and we must rise up to deal with these people. This is why I met with the president on Sunday and told him about these problems. I also told him about the video because up to that day, he was not even aware. I told him and the following day Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, also confirmed to him that he saw the video too, so as to take action.

“The president assured me that he met with the service chiefs 3-4 days before our meeting and that he gave them a clear directive to have a comprehensive military operation to deal with those people.  We hope, God’s willing, the soldiers and police that were given the directives will hasten up to finish the job. We don’t have to wait until they (terrorists) strike before we respond.

“They (soldiers) must go after them wherever they are to deal with them. The truth is we are worried about the security situation, but we hope the federal government will do the right thing, ” he said.

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Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai claims that he was the one that inform President Muhammadu Buhari of the terrorists’ threat to kidnap him.

The militants who kidnapped some railway passengers in March made a threat to kidnap Buhari and El-Rufai in a video that was broadcast over the weekend.

Speaking on a radio program our correspondent was listening to on Wednesday night, the governor added that everyone in his family had been cautioned to use caution.

He continued by claiming that he had been arguing for the bombing of terrorist camps wherever they may be for the past five years and that this is the only way to solve the issue.

“I also heard about a video where they threatened to abduct Buhari and myself. I have been warned to be careful, including my families too. How can we be in a country with soldiers, police and Federal Government but some terrorists will be threatening to abduct the president?

READ MORE: Water Resources Bill Inconsistent With Nigerian Law – NGF

“‎If in the past those in government think this is a joke and see it as only happening in Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger, it’s now at home and we must rise up to deal with these people. This is why I met with the president on Sunday and told him about these problems. I also told him about the video because up to that day, he was not even aware. I told him and the following day Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, also confirmed to him that he saw the video too, so as to take action.

“The president assured me that he met with the service chiefs 3-4 days before our meeting and that he gave them a clear directive to have a comprehensive military operation to deal with those people.  We hope, God’s willing, the soldiers and police that were given the directives will hasten up to finish the job. We don’t have to wait until they (terrorists) strike before we respond.

“They (soldiers) must go after them wherever they are to deal with them. The truth is we are worried about the security situation, but we hope the federal government will do the right thing, ” he said.

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