Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-rufai, has condemned payment of ransom to kidnappers, saying that he won’t be involved in such even if his son is kidnapped.
El-rufai spoke during a radio interview on Friday, April 9, 2021.
“I mean it and I will say it again here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead because I won’t pay any ransom,” he said.
The Governor also said his administration is not considering paying ransom to secure the release of the students abducted by bandits from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, in March 2021.
According to him, the Kaduna state government is “absolutely not paying ransom” but considering other means to ensure the students are returned to their parents.