Obadiah Mailafia’s wife has raised the alarm for her safety in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, following her invitation to be questioned about the comments she made on a radio program about insecurity in the country.
Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, had said, among other things, that repentant terrorists revealed that a sitting northern governor is a Boko haram Leader.
He spoke about the “Morning Crossfire” program on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.
However, DSS invited him, on Wednesday, to question the comments.
As his supporters and sympathizers crowd the DSS office demanding his release, his wife has said his safety is not guaranteed, adding that DSS should not give her husband food or drink.
She asked for his immediate release.
What he said
In the video clip for the radio show, the former CBN lieutenant governor said he had a talk with two repentant terrorists and that they identified a northern governor who is their commander.
Mailafia said that terrorists and bandits were the same, adding that terrorists moved weapons even during the blockade caused by COVID-19.
He said: “Some of us also have our intelligence networks. I have run into some of the bandits.
“We have met with some of their senior commanders, one or two who have repented, they have sat with us not once or twice.”
Mailafia said that Boko Haram had already infiltrated southern Nigeria and that its plan was to provoke a second civil war, noting that it cannot make false and unfounded accusations.