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Buhari was not aware of bandits’ threats to abduct him – El-Rufai

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The Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai says President Muhammadu Buhari was not aware of bandits’ threats before their meeting on Sunday.

Speaking during a radio interview, on Wednesday, the Kaduna governor claimed those around the president did not inform him of the threat.

“This is why I met with the president on Sunday and told him about these problems. I also told him about the video because up to that day, he was not even aware.

“I told him, and the following day, Zamfara State governor Bello Matawalle also confirmed to him that he saw the video too, to take action,”

Bandits on Sunday released a video torturing victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack and also threatened the abduction of Messrs Buhari and El-Rufai.

The Kaduna governor added during the interview that he was worried about the security situation and “hoped that the federal government will do the right thing.”

El-Rufai’s assertion calls into doubt Buhari’s awareness of the country’s worsening insecurity and the coordination between the presidency and security and intelligence agencies.

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