Governor El-rufai Calls For Arrest Of Drivers Protesters


el rufai calls  for arrest of driver protesters

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai called for the arrest and prosecution of drivers who blocked the expressway while protesting policeman’s murder of their classmate for refusing to pay bribe.

Recall that we posted how passengers were stranded as drivers blocked the Abuja-Kaduna highway, following a protest.

The protest came after policemen on duty along the Abuja-Kaduna highway allegedly killed a commercial driver after he refused to give them a N2,000 bribe.

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Reacting via his Twitter handle, El-Rufai expressed disappointment over the incident, writing: “It is most unfortunate.

“The drivers will all be arrested and prosecuted for this.

“There are lawful means of expressing grievances. This is unacceptable!

“The State Commissioner of Police is investigating and reporting to our Attorney General for the immediate prosecution of the trigger-happy officer, but the tanker drivers have no right to do what they have done, and they also have to pay the price.”


  1. My brother Nasir, for sometime now, I have been following your comments and actions on national issues. Your comment on the newly released Shiite leader for medical attention in India. The comment was when you referred to him as an animal but agreed to reword the statement. That was being humble and diplomatic. However, I was shocked when you directed her to go and be taught better in English language. Luckily, the lady (interviewer) refused to be intimidated but showed being well cultured by not insulting you back with style. Without trying to act as a custodian of wisdom, I will like you to be a bit more humble without compromising the principles you stand for.
    On the drivers that blocked highway because of the loss of one of their members, I will advise that you handle the prosecution of those arrested with caution considering the proximate cause of their infamous behavior.
    May Allah continue to give you the wisdom to handle the affairs of Kaduna State and Nigeria to His glory.


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