A wife of Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, Hajia Asia El-Rufai, has on Wednesday, warned that no ransom should be paid, if she is ever kidnapped by the killer bandits in the State, Page 36 learnt.
She also said that Nigerians must sacrifice to end banditry and kidnapping currently ravaging the North-West geopolitical zone of the country.
Mrs. El-Rufai made this known in Kaduna, at a Peace and Security training workshop for Kaduna women, organised by Equal Access International.
The women were drawn from Chikun, Kajuru, and Jema’a Local Government Areas, Kaduna State.
While arguing against the payment of ransom to bandits, a strong policy by her husband, Mrs. El-Rufai noted that she would prefer to die in the hands of her abductors, if that would usher in peace in the country.
Her exact words: “For as long as you continue to pay ransom, it is like you are adding kerosene to fire. you are giving bandits, kidnappers money for ammunition to continue to haunt you. We should not pay ransom. This is my personal opinion.
“I have said it before and I will say it again: if I am kidnapped, do not pay any ransom. Rather, pray for me that if it is death, I go in a good way and if I am going to be released that I am not violated.”