He said this on Monday, September 14 after honouring his third invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS) to its Jos, Plateau state over his allegations.
Mailafia has been invited by DSS on two separate occasions over his statement during a radio show in Abuja, which subsequently sparked reactions from many Nigerians.
Speaking after being interrogated by the DSS in Jos, Mailafia said if he had his way he would have put his words in a better language.
He added that his comment on the radio interview was based on hear-say, stressing;
I had a routine appearance with the Department State Security, Plateau state command. I am very pleased that I was treated very professionally. There was no harassment or intimidation.
Over a month ago when I gave a radio interview, based on what I heard. If I had my way there are few things I would say differently, but I spoke on the spur of the moments, and I believed that it was a matter of greater urgency to make a wake-up call to what is happening.
I didn’t really mean to say that the government was part and parcel of the killings, I implied that they could do better because thousands are dying, innocent women and children, elderly and youths.
But if I have my way I would have put it in better language, and I have no way of corroborating some of these things, I heard it and I could have follow them into their camps to confirm because I might not come back to tell the story, so that is the reality.
The economist explained;
I have indicated that I have reason to believe that my life has been in danger. I have no conclusive proof but I get threat, I get calls. Where I was staying, on Thursday, I saw some strange people at the gate trying to break in. I jumped the fence and escaped because I don’t know who they are.