It shocked the people of Nigeria and the world at large when a one time deputy CBN governor [Central Bank Of Nigeria] made some allegations against a serving governor. Since the allegation, a lot of well-meaning Nigerians have been registering their concern over the weighty allegation.

The pan-northern socio-political organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, on Thursday, advised government not to sweep recent allegations by a former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Dr Obadia Mailafia, under the carpet.

The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, in an interview with The PUNCH, said the allegation by Mailafia that a northern governor was a Boko Haram leader was weighty and should be “screened.”

Abubakar Shekau

The former CBN deputy governor, in an interview with a radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3FM, had said some repentant terrorists revealed to him that a serving northern governor was a Boko Haram commander

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 chief 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 was the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same.”

The Coalition of Northern Groups challenged Mailafia to name the northern governor, who was the commander of Boko Haram.

According to the CNGs, that Mailafia is sticking to his guns even after his arrest called government to question.

He stated, “For instance, he should disclose the name of the northern governor and the extent of involvement of government as he claimed.”

Spokesperson for the CNGs, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, stated these in an interview with one of our correspondents in Kaduna on Thursday.

The CNGs said, “We look at the Mailafia saga from two perspectives. One is the direct accusation of the involvement of government and, in particular, a serving northern governor with the unceasing insecurity and other disturbances in the region. That Mailafia is sticking to his guns even after the arrest has called government to question”.

“The man has made a serious commitment by claiming that he has reliable intelligence of the existence of such a dangerous plot. The authorities should get him to prove his claims, perhaps he can even assist the government.”

The ex CBN scribe drew the support of the

 Middle Belt Youth Council condemned the DSS for inviting Mailafia.
The National President of the Middle Belt Youth Council, Emma Zopmal, who spoke to one of our correspondents in Jos on Thursday, said the Middle Belt people were happy that Mailafia did not retract his statement.

He stated, “We in Middle Belt are happy that the former CBN deputy governor did not retract his statement despite the invitation meant to intimidate him by the DSS because what he said was nothing but the truth. And we are not surprised by his statement at all”. Adding their voice, the Dean of Borno concerned Elders, played it down as normal politics which the ex CBN governor is playing maybe, preparing his ground for the next election he said; Prof Khalifa Dikwa, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said the DSS could decipher Mailafia’s statement as that of a politician preparing for the 2023 presidency. Boko Haram has killed over 30 millions of innocent Nigerians in the past seven years and we believe it that want gave the present president of the mandate was his promise to end the menace of this group operating from the Sambissa forest in Northern Nigeria. now and then, the leader, Abubakar Shekau taunts the ruling class and call the infidels threatening to carry out more killings. Recently, he posted a video over a controversial sentencing of a man to death for blaspheming in Kano, a northern state in Nigeria who are predominantly Muslims.

The embattled leader of Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lid Da’awati Wal Jihad otherwise known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released 11 minutes audio in which he faulted the death sentencing of a man accused of blasphemy in Kano State.

They sentenced Yahaya Sherif Aminu to death by hanging in Kano State for insulting Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared on WhatsApp in March.

“We heard about something sad happening in the state where people think they are Muslims, even though they are practicing disbelief,” Shekau stated. Abubakar Shekau is becoming bolder by the day. Perhaps this is why the Nigeria president has voice his concern openly during a meeting.

The president complained about insurgents’ access to small weapons despite border closure.

“These terrorists are in the localities. How is it they are not short of small arms? We have said enough on the need for them to rejig their operations,” Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted him to have said. He described members of the Boko Haram as mere scavengers desperate for food”.

Published by godwinguobadia

Pastor, life coach, motivational speaker and a christian apologist; a husband and a father.

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