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Kaduna: El-Rufai Speaks On Removing Child From Public School




Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said he is not planning to withdraw his child from public school over the recent kidnapping in the state.

Naija News reports that eight people comprising six female students and two teachers were on Thursday abducted by gunmen who attacked a private secondary school in Kaduna State.

This online platform gathered the gunmen, entered the school through a broken fence and headed for the female hostel, where six students were abducted.

The yet-to-be-identified gunmen during the early morning raid, also kidnapped two teachers said to be residing inside the school compound.

Speaking with State House correspondents on Friday, El-Rufai said his child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in the state.

According to him, “My child should not be safer or more protected than any other child in Kaduna State. I took an oath of office to protect everyone and my child is just only one of the two million children we have in Kaduna state primary schools and I have no intention of reviewing that.

“For me taking my child to a government school was not only a commitment I made but a clear expression that I have enough confidence in the quality of our public schools for my child to attend.

“We have already given directives that all the staff of our Ministry of Education who are in charge of managing our education system must have their own children in government schools.”

El-Rufai revealed that the state government and security agencies were making moves to secure the release of the abducted students and teachers.

He, however, dismissed reports that parents were withdrawing their wards from the school following the attack.