Yesterday was not entirely a good day for the El-rufai’s on twitter yesterday, as the son to the governor of Kano State, Bello Rufai, threatened to gang-rape the mother of a twitter user he had a brawl with. The brawl originated from a comment the person made on the post of El-Rufai where he suggested that Trump, the American president, was incompetent. In response, the twitter user called El-Rufai an hypocrite for addressing the American competent as incompetent while he sees nothing wrong with the administration of Buhari.
The comment apparently did not sit well with Bello Rufai, who took no chill pill, in calling out the twitter user and threatening him with gang-rape of his mother. Twitter users who reacted to the tweets kept tagging the mother of Bello to give a response to the tweet, and eventually when she responded, she supported her son’s word and claimed all is fair in war and love.
Since then, the El-Rufai’s have been under a barrage of criticism from twitter users who felt uncomfortable with the language usage. Some even demanded that the Son should be immediately reported to necessary authorities because he his a potential rapist. The criticism went on till some minutes ago, when the wife of El-Rufai posted on her twitter page that she has read the post and has corrected her son for such uncouth statement.
Her tweet reads thus;
“When I posted the tweet below, I assumed it was just the usual Twitter gbas-gbos. Having read the tweets chronologically, I have had conversations with Bello. Never ever should sexual abuse be employed as ammunition in public/ private exchanges, no matter the provocation. ”
Whereas this what was she posted yesterday in response to her son’s threat to rape someone;
“All you people talking about @B_ELRUFAI
Don’t @ me. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. All is fair in love and war.
My belief: Respect everyone, but take no shit from anyone.
I didn’t see any threats of rape. I would never condone that.”
As at the moment of filing this report, the son is yet to tender an apology neither has he retracted his earlier threats.