- Governor Nasir El-Rufai is faced with a statement he made back in 2012
- The politician had come under criticisms in the past over the controversial comments
- El-Rufai spoke against the attacks on the Fulani people
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said Fulani people will always take revenge whenever they suffer injustice.
The politician made the statement on Thursday, May 6, during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, The Punch reported.
He made the comments when he was asked about his tweet in 2012 where he compared the killing of a Fulani with taking a loan that will be repaid one day.
When making clarification about his past tweet, he said:
''If a Fulani man dies in war, it is different. If a Fulani man is arrested by the authorities and convicted, it is not an issue. What the Fulani never forgets is when he is innocently targeted and killed and the authorities do nothing. He will never forget and he will come back for revenge. This is it.''
Meanwhile, a prominent Islamic preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has stated that he will head to Aso Rock if his child is abducted by bandits.
The cleric made the statement during an interview with the BBC Pidgin which was published on Friday, May 7.
Gumi stated that he would never keep quiet if his child was among the kidnapped Greenfield University students.
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is surrounded by states who have witnessed consistent attacks by bandits and terrorists in their domain.
In nearby Niger state, dozens of people were kidnapped days ago from Shadadi town in Mariga local government area near the Nigerian capital.