Governor El-Rufai under fire for ignoring beheading in Kano

Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai in attendance
  • Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sad feelings about the sudden demise of Muhammad Ali
  • Nigerians blasted the governor for mourning the death of the legendary boxer but ignoring the beheading in Kano state

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has come under fire for mourning the death Muhammad Ali but ignoring the beheading in Kano. Nigerians have strongly criticized Governor Nasir El-Rufai for mourning the death of Muhammad Ali but ignoring the beheading in Kano state. On Saturday, June 4, the governor took to his Facebook to express his feelings about the sudden demise of the legendary boxer.

“SAD, VERY SAD: I woke up this morning to learn of the death of boxing legend, civil rights icon and an inspiration to my generation – Muhammad Ali.

“His life inspired many if us to insist on standing firmly on basic life principles, prepare to suffer for what we believe and expect victory after adversity. “May the Almighty Allah grant Muhammad Ali’s soul abode in Aljannah Firdaus, Amin,” he wrote.

The post provoked massive negative reactions from Nigerians.

“Muhammad Ali is millions of miles away from you yet his death saddens you but yesterday, in your backyard, in Kano state precisely,a woman was murdered in cold blood by blood thirsty Muslims and it saddens you NOT ??? Otherwise you would have put a simple statement condemning it, sympathize with the family maybe but at least condemn the killing since Islam is rumored to be a religion of peace! But Muhammad Ali whom you don’t know dies peacefully and it saddens you? Hypocrisy is a disease because it involves one lying to one’s self,” Chigozie ‘Governator noted.

“It is hypocritical that your brothers beheaded a woman in Kano state and you didn’t deem it fit to condemn such act and you are here reporting the death of Mohammed Ali. God will not forgive Lugard for this 1914 mistake. Useless set of God forsaken people,” Collins Ohaeri stressed.

“If Muhammad Ali were alive today he would write about you and say: This dwarf is a bumbling fool. He is trying to use me to look cool. They murdered a woman, he was quiet. Now he wants to wish me a good night,” Hymar Idibie David wrote.

“No I woke up to hear of an innocent woman in Nigeria that was beheaded in Kano, a neigbouring state to Kaduna. Mr Governor did you read about it too? She is my legend. Her innocent blood will soonest destroy Kano state,” Offem Ken warned El-Rufai.

“My dear governor, what about the woman that was beheaded. You didn’t wake up with surprise, nobody has come out to condemn the killing of that innocent soul. Even her head was paraded on the street while our security operatives watch…” Tosin Adeleye lamented.

“You mourn the death of Mohammed Ali, a boxing legend, but remain mute over the beheading of an innocent woman in Kano. All the killings and butchering of innocent easterners which your Fulani kinsmen have been carrying in the past is not enough for you to sympathize with the beleaved families. We pray that you will never go back to government house come 2019,” Sunny John Daniels wrote.

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