Why Kaduna schoolgirls were kidnapped – Shehu Sani attacks El-rufai

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Shehu Sani, a former senator, has indirectly attacked Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State, over the abduction of schoolgirls recently in the state.

Kidnappers were reported to have abducted six schoolgirls and two teachers from a private schools in the state. The abductors are said to be demanding a ransom of N50million to free their victims.

While acknowledging that demands for ransom has been made, the governor who refused to disclose the demand said parents and relatives of the abductees has been brought together in a place to ensure a single line of communication with the kidnappers.

The governor said the development has confirmed intelligence report he had ahead of the abduction.

“I get updates every three hours on this and the last update I got is that they are in touch and they are discussing to resolve the matter,” El-rufai was reported to have told State House Correspondents when accosted on Friday.

“We have been receiving intelligence some three months ago, that the bandits have connected with some elements of Boko Haram, and they will be targeting schools to kidnap children because they know that that is what makes the news.

School located at middle of nowhere

“And we have reinforced security around our schools. This school called Engravers Academy is in the middle of no where until yesterday, two days ago, when the kidnapping happened, I didn’t know the school.

“It is right in the middle of the bush along Abuja/Kaduna road. It’s in the middle of no where really, that’s why it was vulnerable. Other schools are protected and no one should have any doubts that if your child is in Kaduna state. we are doing our best to protect him or her,” the governor added.

The response of the state chief executive is not satisfactory to the former lawmaker who has been at loggerheads with the governor.

Shehu Sani

Taking a swipe at El-rufai, the former senator though did not mention names, said the schoolgirls and teachers were kidnapped because the sense of the governor was fluctuating.

“He had the information but failed to protect the girls because his wisdom only comes once in a week,on saturdays on Twitter,” Mr Sani tweeted late Saturday.