The son of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has been lambasted on social media over a comment he made concerning IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Following a demeaning comment on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nigerians on social media have lashed out at Bashir El-Rufai.
Bashir is the son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
He had made some tweets mocking Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra following his rearrest by the FG.
Bashir had in a tweet on Tuesday suggested that Kanu be locked up in a cell with a cow after news of the IPOB leader's arrest broke.
His tweet, in which he tagged Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, read, ”He should be locked in a cell with a cow, please @MBuhari.”
In another Tweet, Bashir described Kanu as a hooligan, noting that there are people who are displeased with the latest development but are scared to talk.
He said, “There are those that will be upset this hooligan was arrested, but will be too cowardly to express it. Victory for the country. May we all continue to progress in unison.”
There are those that will be upset this hooligan was arrested, but will be too cowardly to express it. Victory for the country. May we all continue to progress in unison.
His comments, however, have continued to spark outrage, as many Nigerians tackled him for not being constructive in his criticisms.
Many opined that Bashir was well-educated enough to avoid being sentimental on such issues while some blasted him, describing him as a privileged one who has refused to make good use of his education.
Social media users highlighted the issues of insecurity in Kaduna State, the governance of which lies on Bashir's father, stressing that insecurity should be tackled before discussions on Kanu's arrest can be made.
Below are reactions from Nigerians to Bashir's posts:
When u drink too much cow milk, romance so many cows ass, u begin to c it as normal. U're beginning to reason like ur tyrant father. Hope u remember Ghadaffi? https://t.co/f55voZk7jv
— Maazi Prince âð³ (@Princejadonn) June 30, 2021
What is wrong with this shameless youth
— Mr. D (@AjayiDayoMoses2) June 29, 2021
All these people who think they are better than others simply bcos daddy stole from the poor and denied them their rights will be saying rubbish like the cows they are
— Nnamdi Kanu (@Emjaykhan1) June 29, 2021
Self-determination can never be extinguished. Ask Kosovo, Croatia et al...
— AzuAneke (@yarambamba2010) June 29, 2021
It's quite unfortunate that people like you would comment on issues of national importance. First, tell your father to dust his table very well before leaving office. Because after then, we will know who are the real hooligans.
— Patrick Daniels (@Patoh1986) June 30, 2021