Erstwhile Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has accused one of the northern governors of sponsoring the deadly sect, Boko Haram.
Mailafia disclosed this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.
The former CBN deputy governor said he had a chat with two repentant terrorists who identified the northern governor.
He said the terrorists and bandits were one and the same.
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Mailafia, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the last election, said the terrorists moved weapons even during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19.
He said, “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.”
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Meanwhile, the Department of State Services has Dr Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office.
Mailafia confirmed the development on Tuesday.
He said, “Yes, it true. The DSS invited me to appear in their Jos office tomorrow (Wednesday) by noon.”
Mailafia said his invitation was not unconnected to an interview he granted an Abuja radio station, 95.1FM, on Monday.