Hadiza el-Rufai, wife of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, has criticised her son, Bello, over his tweets in which he threatened to rape someone’s mother.
Hadiza said on Twitter that sexual abuse should never be used as ammunition in public discourse.
Mrs el-Rufai had come under attack on Sunday for seeming to take sides with her son, who had threatened to gang-rape someone’s mother during a political debate.
Hadiza, who retraced her steps on Monday, tweeted, “When I posted the tweet below, I assumed it was just the usual Twitter gbas-gbos (banter). 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.”
Bello has been trending on Twitter for ethnic slurs and threats of sexual abuse.
Trouble started after Bello took to Twitter to attack United States President, Donald Trump, over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bello said, “There is nothing as radioactive as an incompetent leader during a time of crisis. The United States of America is a case in point. A few states in Nigeria too.”
However, a Twitter user named Consigliere with the handle @oewonah (now @thanos_zer), said Bello should rather focus on Nigeria’s President, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
He insisted that the American President was miles ahead of Buhari and even Bello’s father, el-Rufai, in terms of quality leadership.
Consigliere wrote, “He (Bello) can’t call Buhari out for his ineptitude yet he’s calling Trump names? Did he vote Trump?”
El-Rufai’s son, however, decided to rain expletives on the man who disagreed with him and also insulted his ethnicity.
He tweeted, “Tell your mother I’m passing her to my friends tonight. No Igbo sounds please! Tueh.”
Not done, the younger el-Rufai sent a private message to Consligiere, saying it was obvious that he was attacking Buhari because he is Igbo.
Bello further stated that Buhari was completing the Second Niger Bridge in the South-East, a feat which former President Goodluck Jonathan could not attain despite being supported by Igbo.
He also insulted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
He tweeted, “Your mother is the main whore of the South-East. I can’t reply you publicly. F**k Kanu and take a picture of the Second Niger Bridge, thanks to Buhari.
“My mentions are mine. If a Sunday bastard makes up lies and drags my father, his mother will be games. If he doesn’t want it, he shouldn’t mention me. The crowd has never phased (sic) me…”
The person whose tweets Bello was directed at, expressed shock at the insults, explaining that he wasn’t even Igbo.