Senator representing Kaduna Central has described Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s “body bags” threat as a condemnable act that requires sanctions.
He said the threats suggesting killing of foreigners was not nationalism or patriotism, but clear fascism, adding that if the Kaduna State governor thinks “Body Bag is a symbol of nationalism or patriotism” that he should “please add it to the coat of arms or your party logo.”
El-Rufai had when he appeared on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) progamme on Tuesday, said “we are waiting for the persons (foreigners) that would come and intervene in Nigeria, they would go back in body bags.”
Responding in a post on his Twitter handle, Sani condemned his state governor for making such statement accusing him of being part of those planning violence for the coming elections.
He wrote: “The threat to kill foreigners who ‘interfere’ in Nigeria’s elections is a condemnable act. Nigerians & the Intl community must take this seriously. D sources & plots of violence is now clear. While our mind is set on ballot boxes & votes, their’s is set on bulets, bodybags & coffins.
“The FG and the ruling party must unequivocally dissociate themselves and unambiguously denounce the threat to murder foreigners; Silence or neutrality on this dangerous & tragic statement consent. Travel ban and appropriate global sanctions is needed here.
“Threatening foreigners with Body Bags is not nationalism or patriotism, it’s fascism. They simply want to switch off the lights, close the windows and the doors and count our votes. They are watering the flowers of our democracy with kerosene.
“Body Bag in English language and not Sanskrit means Body Bag, it’s not Backpack or Gucci Handbag or Louis Vuitton handbag. If you think Body Bag is a symbol of nationalism or patriotism, please add it to the coat of arms or your party logo.”