DSS Invites Mailafia Over Allegation That Northern Gov Is Boko Haram Commander

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia
Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia

Department of State Services (DSS) has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office for alleging that a serving Northern governor is a commander of Boko Haram sect.

He confirmed the development to newsmen in Jos, Plateau state on Tuesday, saying his invitation was not unconnected to an interview he granted an Abuja-based radio station on Monday where he made the statement.

During the interview, Mailafia alleged that some repentant bandits who spoke with him and other stakeholders in Southern Kaduna revealed that a serving governor in one of the Northern states is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Mailafia, who was the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, said the terrorists moved weapons even during the COVID-19 lockdown.

He expressed;

Some of us also have our intelligence networks. I have met with some of the bandits; we have met with some of their high commanders – one or two who have repented – they have sat down with us not once, not twice.

They told us that one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same. They have a sophisticated network. During this lockdown their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown. They were moving ammunition, moving money, and distributing them across different parts of the country.

Mailafia added that Boko Haram had already infiltrated southern Nigeria, adding that their plan is to spark a second civil war by 2022.

The former CBN deputy governor noted that he was not one to make spurious and unfounded allegations, stressing;

They are already in the South, in the rain forests of the South. They are everywhere. They told us that when they finish these rural killings, they will move to phase two. Phase two is that they will go into urban cities, going from house to house killing prominent people. I can tell you this is the game plan.

Following the allegations, he is now expected to appear before the service officials on Wednesday, August 12 by 12 noon.

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