We’ll arrest anyone threatening other citizens living in Kaduna – El-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Thursday said any group that issues threat to any citizen living in Kaduna will be arrested and prosecuted.
El-Rufai disclosed this in his office while receiving the leader of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba.
“We are aware that there are groups that are meeting in Kaduna and addressing a press conference and they are free to do that. The freedom of expression is guaranteed in the constitution.
“However, if they issue any threat to any citizen of Nigeria living in Kaduna state, they will be arrested on the spot and we will prosecute them vigorously. We will not tolerate anyone threatening anybody in Kaduna state. And that is what we expect every other governor to do in his state,” the governor warned.
He said “in every ethnic group and in every religion, there are good people and bad people. And we should not, because of the activities of a few bad elements, call an entire ethnic or religious group by a criminal appellation.”
“’There was a time in the history of this country when armed robbery was the exclusive preserve of people of a certain part of the country but they were never profiled as X armed robbers. Advance Fee Fraud is also unique to some parts of the country but their ethnicity is never tagged when calling them Yahoo boys,” he said.
Bishop Ndukuba noted that Nigeria is passing through one of the challenging times in its history, adding that ‘’the impact of coronavirus on our economy, our social relationship and even other activities is quite a challenge.”