Angry Nigerians have lambasted the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir Elrufai, for stating that foreigners who intervene in the forthcoming elections will return in body bags.
The Governor, speaking on a programme on the National Television Authority, NTA, Tuesday night, had said, “Those that are calling for anyone 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.
Nigerians took to the social media to vent their anger at the statement. See some reactions below:
Silly, despicable, irresponsible statement from the fellow known as El Rufai. Outright stupidity kawai. https://t.co/G4nw0yg9Gj
— Ms Maureen Kabrik (@MKabrik) February 6, 2019
Imagine the gut with El-Rufai threatening the international community. Such a blood thirsty fellow!
You think he is doing that without backups? No one can just threaten the International Community without some strong back ups. Oh! He is Buhari’s right hand man pic.twitter.com/JX5OvRDxgi
— Taiwo, Busola (@TaiwoBusola3) February 6, 2019
This man is not well at all…Allah wadai da El Rufai https://t.co/SDXsUJNVe4
— ZOBA (@realchizoba) February 6, 2019
I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it again that @elrufai‘s sanity was in the auto-crash that took his son’s life some years back. After that accident, everything good about him changed.
El-Rufai’s mind is no longer sound!!!
__________ is sitting on the seat. pic.twitter.com/VwnW4upGM8
— Daniel Jolayemi (@telesthesiats) February 6, 2019
Let me quickly unfollow this man “El Rufai” before the international community comes. Pele o Hitman @elrufai. I thought you were a serious person when I read your book. Haha! wetin you chop sef? https://t.co/dnBOq7u4Li
— Rasheed Ajao (@arroshyd) February 6, 2019
El rufai should have just said “we will not allow any foreign interference in our elections” but instead went ahead to make an empty “body bag” threat. Ironically governors from Niger attended PMBs campaign in Kano just a week ago. Man just talks too reckless .
— DAN DANI (@Danielsul3iman) February 6, 2019
One lawyer said Elrufai did not say “Observe” he said “Intervene” and therefore his statement is not so much of a big deal May English and little Knowledge not deny you common sense, amen.
— 🏼 (@Gwariboy) February 6, 2019
he will denial he said it after elections
— Moses Iyamu (@iyamuto) February 6, 2019
El rufai is just another unfortunate violent monster masquerading himself as a political leader. There’s every Boko Haram tendencies in him, thank he became governor, we have seen him all.
— Buhari must go (@rickieflamez) February 6, 2019
@elrufai I said u are a murderous violent Islamist & terrorist whose education is a total waste.The international organization have taken note of ur hate speeches & will deal with u accordingly. https://t.co/vOxsrxZ9f0
— Black Igbo God (@kingikemefuna66) February 6, 2019
What did we do to deserve this? And how do some Nigerian writers dine with this man without tasting the blood in the wine? The silence is deafening, the dearth of conscience is alarming .
El-Rufai won’t be ward councillor in any remotely sane political terrain. My stomach turns
— IFEANYI (@J_Chiemeke) February 6, 2019
I think we’ll need some cadavers for research purposes.
But his statement is worrisomely revealing; means he has a battalion of butchers stashed away somewhere. Crisis every time in KD, no wonder!@elrufai
— Ebere Rebekah #CancerFreeWorld (@OpFort7) February 6, 2019
El Rufai ‘s body bag threat is a reminder of the kind of divisive leaders in APC; this people have been making inciting statements even before they came to power; now they’re in power and even more dangerous.
With Atiku campaign you can feel the peace. #AtikuMeansUnity
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) February 6, 2019
It’s clear that El Rufai is a puppet of the current administration. I just wasn’t also aware that his thinking could be so foolish.
— TheMightyKam (@TheMightyKam) February 6, 2019
Mental illness can be shown in different forms.. it’s very clear that elrufai is sick, dillusioned and most definitely very scared..
So the international observers that will come to observe their rigging plot will leave in body bags??
Well let me just tag some1 @realDonaldTrump
— maduson emeka (@emiigolden) February 6, 2019
It’s has been repeatedly seen that @elrufai is a blood thirsty vampire. When he is not patting murderous Herdsmen on their back and promising them rewards for their killings, he is treating foreign nationals with bodybags.
One day for sure you go die (in Fela’s voice)
— MADIBA (@MAIBISHOP) February 6, 2019
Our Governor has gone Mad,again.
Does @elrufai value human life at all?
Does @elrufai comprehend d fact dt he preside ova d affairs of a state&as such shld nt utter such stmt?
Whose body bags is d loquacious @elrufai referring to?. @elrufai you represent all dat is wrong at ldshp https://t.co/v7MZoUyyxx
— Purposeful Chike. (@PurposefulChike) February 6, 2019