Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai said his decision to withdraw his children from public school in the state stemmed from alleged plot to kidnap them.
El-Rufai had made a show of the enrollment of his son and daughter, Sadiq and Nasrine in Kaduna Capital School, a public primary school only to withdraw them later.
The governor in an interview with the Pidgin Service of the BBC, said their withdrawal was owing to alleged plot to abduct them and demand ransom from him intercepted by the authorities.
According to him, “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 they (kidnappers) would have succeeded because there are 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.”