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DSS questions Mailafia over Boko Haram revelation

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The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday invited Obadiah Mailafia, a development economist and former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, for questioning in Jos, Plateau State, following his interview where he revealed information about Boko Haram and its sponsors.

Mailafia had, in an interview with an Abuja-based radio station Nigeria Info 95.1FM on Monday, Mailafia, said that one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

He has also said that during the COVID-induced lockdown, the terrorists were mobile and were distributing arms and ammunition across the country.

“We have met with some of their high commanders, they have sat down with us not once, not twice,” he had said.

“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,” Mailafia said

He warned that Boko Haram was plotting to start a civil war in Nigeria by 2022 with a plan to eliminate prominent Nigerians in their homes in urban cities.

Reacting to the invitation by the DSS, Reno Omokri, a lawyer and former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, said “Why would DSS invite Obadiah Mailafia? @Elrufai admitted on TV that he paid herdsmen not to kill in S Kaduna (they are still killing),” Omokri said on Twitter.

“If DSS wants to know the identity of killer herdsmen, they should invite El-Rufai to tell them the identity of those he paid!” he tweeted.