Following his interview with ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday, where he claimed that a certain Northern governor is the commander of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist, the Department of the State Service, DSS, Wednesday invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, to substantiate his allegation.
Obadiah while answering question on insecurity, 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.
“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.
“By 2022, they want to start a civil war in Nigeria. Don’t joke with what I am saying I have a PhD from Oxford University. I am a central banker, we don’t talk nonsense. I have this from the highest authority, some of the commanders of Boko Haram.”
Having read his statement on the media, DSS asked Mailafia to come to its office in Jos for further explanation.
Obadiah confirmed the invitation, when he was contacted his words: “The DSS invited me to appear in their Jos office tomorrow (Wednesday) by noon.”