You Don’t Have Monopoly of Violence, Nigerians Reply El-rufai

February 6, 2019

2.7 min readCategories: News

* Impose travel ban on El-Rufai, PDP tells international community

* He’s already on travel ban over graft allegations since 2010, US official hints Sahara reporters

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai’s threat that foreign nations, whom he suspects of trying to interfere in the affairs of Nigeria, would leave in body bags has been generating reactions from Nigerians.

Speaking on Tuesday Live, on a late-night programme on the NTA, El-Rufai warned the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the European Union, who have reacted to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to stop interfering in the affairs of Nigeria, else, they would leave in “body bags”.

He said, “They (the comments) were based on non-information and they are most irresponsible and I am happy that the Presidency responded to them.
“Those that are calling for everyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags. Because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country. We’ve got that independence and we are trying to run our country as decently as possible and we know the history of those countries that are trying to teach us these things; we have read their history. We also know that in their stages of development they went through these challenges.”

The Punch gathered that since he (El-rufai) made this comment, reactions have been pouring in on Twitter.

Read reactions of Nigerians:

“Dear Governor Nasir El Rufai @elrufai

Just so you know, nobody has monopoly of violence! You keep waving violence at us as if you alone own it. YOU DON’T!

Body bags we already are used to in APC government!

Zamfara bled yesterday. They have been bleeding. We all have bled!!!!”

— By Aisha Yesufu

“Dear foreign bodies, pls when they finally make true their threat. Kindly come down to Nigeria and pick up all this useless politicians. I mean all of them, we don’t need them again. Lets refresh Nigeria again.. “El -Rufai “

— By Grateful Lad

“El Rufai keep your murdering intentions to yourself ohhh… Don’t start what you can’t finish”

By Danny

Meanwhile, apart from the several responses to the inciting comments by Governor El-rufai by Nigerians which cannot be uploaded as at the time of writing this report, the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday, called on the international community to impose a travel ban on the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, over his threat that foreigners, who interfere in the affairs of Nigeria would leave the country in body bags.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary and Director of Media/Publicity, Kola Ologbodiyan and shared on their verified Twitter handle, PDP said, “We call on the international community to immediately impose a travel ban on El-Rufai for this inciting comment against peaceful elections in our country.

Few minutes after PDP reacted, Sahara Reporters broke the news that a US officials whose name was not mentioned, hinted that Governor El-rufai is already on travel ban since 2010 from entering the the United State of America over allegation of corruption.

The tweet from Sahara Reporters reads:

“FLASH: US official tells @saharareporters Kaduna Governor @elrufai is also banned from entering US over graft allegations since 2010”

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