Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s son, Bello El-Rufai, has shared a cryptic post on social media that seems to disparage people from the South-East and South-South regions.

Bello appeared to specifically target the Igbos in an ethnically charged post he shared on Twitter on Monday.

The governor’s son shared some teasing pictures on the micro-blogging website claiming to have embarked on a recent trip to the Southern region with his father, Governor El-Rufai.

Bello also took a swipe at the proscribed Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB), a secessionist group that agitates for the freedom of Biafrans from Nigerian through referendum.

IPOB, which has supporters from the Igbo, Anang, Igbanke, Igala, Idoma, and other ethnic groups, believes people from the Southern region are being marginalised by the Northern elites through unfair and inequitable distribution of resources, including revenue from oil gotten from the southern region.

Bello’s recent tweets appear to make mockery of this narrative by the secessionist group and other people from the South.

He captioned one of his recent pictures on Twitter: “Sincere apologies. We had to land close to Oloibiri Oilfield. We suspect IPOBians tried to bring our plane down. But God protected us as he always does. Despite this setback, we will still deliver the Arewa Rolls Royce. We simply had to switch to a smaller plane. We move!

Bello shared another tweet that reads: “It’s all over Jackie. I’d like to thank His Excellency, former Gov. Seriake Henry Dickson for providing access to the clear port. (Apologies to my sister @TheresaTekenah). We (Camel Riders) and they (Oyel makers) can now move on. The Arewa Rolls Royce is in trusted NDDC hands.”

Recall that in April, Bello was forced to apologize for an infamous message he sent to a Twitter user, threatening to organise a gang rape of the man’s mother.

The governor’s son’s private message to the Twitter user read: “Tell your mother I’m passing her to my friends tonight,” adding “No Igbo sounds please!”


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