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A Governor from the northern part of Nigeria is Boko Haram Commander, says Former CBN Deputy Governor, Mailafia

Ex-Deputy governor of CBN has accused a northern governor of been the commander of Boko Haram.

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia has revealed that a northern governor is the commander of dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Mailafiya made this revelation during an interview on Radio station, Nigerian Info, while reacting to the current crisis rocking Southern Kaduna.

He said he has information from top bandits operating in the Northern part of the country to the effect that a serving governor in the region is their top commander.

The former CBN deputy governor also disclosed that Boko Haram terrorists and bandits are the same people, with sophisticated networks.

When asked if the government was unwilling or unable to protect the people of Kaduna, Mailafiya said;

“In fact, it is not only unable, it is 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, we 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 bandits are one and the same, they have a sophisticated network. During this lock down, their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lock down, moving ammunitions, moving logistics, moving money and distributing them to different parts of the country.”

He said that the dreaded groups have plans to start going into the cities to kill prominent people as part of the phase two of their campaign of bloodshed, and ultimately want to start a war in Nigeria in 2022.

“They are already in the South; in the rainforests of the South. They are everywhere. They told us that when they finish this rural killings, they will move to phase two.

“The phase two is that they will go into the urban cities, going from house to house killing prominent people. I can tell you that this is their game plan. By 2022, they want to start a civil war in Nigeria.”

Mailafia warned that his statements should not be taken as a joke, as according to him, he is certain about his claims.

“Don’t joke with what I’m telling you,” he warned. “I have a PhD from Oxford University, I’m a Central Banker, we don’t talk nonsense. I have this information from the highest possible authority.”

This is coming one week after Senator Ali Ndume revealed that one of the repentant Boko Haram member, who was recently integrated into the community, killed his father, stole his wealth and disappeared.


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