The Department of State Services (DSS) summoned Dr Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), for accusing a serving northern governor of sponsoring Boko Haram.
Before the summon, Obadiah had said while reacting to the insecurity issues affecting South Kaduna during an interview on Nigerian Info, that a serving governor in the northern part of the country is the person sponsoring the activities of the dread Boko Haram.
The former CBN Deputy Governor had said that the information that a serving northern governor is the commander of Boko Haram” was revealed by the former high commanders of the group who have repented.
When asked if the government was unwilling or unable to protect the people of Kaduna, Obadiah had said; “In fact, it is not only unable, but it is also unwilling and we have good reason to feel that they are part and parcel of the killers let me make some revelations to you”
“How will a government just say it is revenge killings and so on, then you leave it there because it is revenge killings and so on. The body language of this administration, the body language of the state government shows clearly that they have a hand in the killings, no doubt about it.”
“Let me make some revelations because some of us also have our own intelligence networks, 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 one of the Northern governors is the Commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria”.
“Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same thing. They have a sophisticated network. During the lockdown, their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown,” he had said.
However, a day after his comment accusing a northern governor of sponsoring Boko Haram, Obadiah has confirmed that he has been summoned to Jos office of the DSS.
“Yes, it true. The DSS invited me to appear in their Jos office tomorrow (Wednesday) by noon,” the former CBN Deputy Governor told PUNCH.
Obadiah said his invitation was not unconnected to an interview he granted an Abuja radio station, 95.1FM, on Monday.