In a live interview on local news channel NTA, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai said: "Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags." The governor has clarified his controversial statement, saying he was only defending Nigeria's sovereignty.
More Knocks for El-Rufai Over Threat to Foreign Observers
Guardian, 8 February 2019
More eminent Nigerians and groups from across the country have condemned Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State for threatening that foreign nationals who interfere in the… Read more »
Body-Bag Is Not Gucci Handbag - Sani Mocks El-Rufai
Vanguard, 7 February 2019
Huffed with the statement credited to Malam Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna state, the senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani advised El-rufai to grab an image of a… Read more »
El-Rufai Threatens Death On Foreigners That Intervene in Nigeria Elections
Guardian, 6 February 2019
Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has threatened that foreigners that look to intervene in Nigeria's forthcoming election will leave in "body bags". Read more »
Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai
Polls - EU Tackles El-Rufai Over 'Body Bag' Threat to Observers
European Union election observation missions, yesterday, said it will continue to do its work across the country in the run-up to and beyond the February 16 elections. Read more »
Nigeria Will Kill Foreign Forces Who Intervene in Election Matters - El-Rufai
Premium Times, 6 February 2019
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to provide more context to the statement by the Kaduna governor. Read more »
El-Rufai Clarifies Stance On Foreign Intervention in Nigerian Elections
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday clarified a controversial statement he made about killing foreign forces who interfere in Nigeria's elections. Read more »
Presidency Backs El-Rufa'i, Says 'He Spoke in Defense of National Interest'
Daily Trust, 6 February 2019
The presidency has said that the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa'i spoke in defense of national interest, adding that there is nothing more to sneeze at. Read more »
PDP Threatens to Pull Out of Peace Accord
Nigeria's main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to pull out of the peace accord signed by the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar… Read more »
We Don't Interfere in Electoral Process - EU Observers
The European Union Election Observation Missions (EU-EOM) said it does not interfere in the electoral process of any country. Read more »
El-Rufai Defends Statement On 'Body Bags', Says Not Call for Violence
Vanguard, 6 February 2019
The Governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has in a riposte defended his statement were he allegedly said that any foreigner who intervenes in the forthcoming election… Read more »
What El-Rufai Actually Said About Elections and Foreign Intervention
Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, appeared on an NTA late-night programme on Tuesday. Read more »
Onnoghen - Reactions By U.S., UK, EU 'Irresponsible' - El-Rufai
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir Elrufai, has described the reactions by the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to the suspension of… Read more »
European Union Monitors React to El-Rufai's Statement On Foreign Intervention
A team of European Union election observers on Wednesday reacted to a statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai that Nigerian forces would kill any foreign soldiers who intervene in… Read more »
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