My comment on Buhari’s planned abduction by bandits misunderstood ― El-Rufai

Posted by News Express | 30 July 2022 | 377 times

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•Governor Nasir El-Rufai

 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has cleared the air on his recent comments that President Buhari didn’t know that terrorists had threatened to kidnap him until he told him.

In a statement issued by the Special Adviser Media and Communication, Mr. Muyiwa Adekeye on Friday, he stated what he said in Hausa during a chat on a radio programme recently, he was grossly misunderstood.

“The suggestion and storylines by a section of the media that this amounted to a failure by the security agencies to brief Mr President are not what the Governor expressly said in the Hausa language interview.

He, therefore, counseled the media to exercise some restraint and ensures contextual accuracy in their reporting, and avoids issues that may arise from or be lost in translation.

“We must not by acts of commission or omission glorify the terrorists or demonize officials charged with the duty to contain and destroy them,” it said.

“Nigeria’s security challenges should neither be politicized nor deployed to mislead our people.

The statement reads:

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai hosted a live media chat in Hausa on Wednesday, 27 July 2022. One of the questions he fielded related to the deteriorating security situation.

“His response included a reminder of the fact that he has for at least five years advocated for robust action against the terrorists that are menacing our people, including bombardments of their locations.

He further disclosed that he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari last Sunday about the gravity of the security situation and informed him that the terrorists had made threats to abduct the President and himself.

“As a digitally-active Governor with a significant presence on social media, he was the first to draw the attention of Mr President to the viral video making the rounds that day.

“It is incumbent on him to share information with the President, without prejudice to any security or media reports that the President may receive from any other sources. The President had not seen the viral video at that point in time.

“The suggestion and storylines by a section of the media that this amounted to a failure by the security agencies to brief Mr. President are not what the Governor expressly said in the Hausa language interview.

“At all times, it is important that the media exercises restraint and ensures contextual accuracy in reporting, and avoids issues that may arise from or be lost in translation.

“We must not by acts of commission or omission glorify the terrorists or demonize officials charged with the duty to contain and destroy them. Nigeria’s security challenges should neither be politicized nor deployed to mislead our people.

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