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I Have No Proof To Back My Claim On Northern Gov Leading Boko Haram – Mailafia

Obadiah Mailafia
Obadiah Mailafia

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia has retracted his statement that a Northern Governor is sponsoring the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

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He made this statement after his third meeting with the Department of State Security (DSS) on Monday evening.

Speaking on Monday in Jos, Plateau state capital, after he was interrogated for a third time by the DSS, the former CBN governor said if he had his way, he would have put his words in a better language.

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Mailafia expressed that he has no proof to back his claim on Boko Haram’s sponsor.

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“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,” Mailafia said.

“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.

“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.”

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