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Mailafia Receives Third Invitation From DSS Over Boko Haram Sponsor Claim

The Department of State Security (DSS) has extended a third invitation to a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.

Mailafia had in a radio interview in August claimed that one of the northern governors was the commander of Boko Haram.

“Some of us also have our intelligence networks. I 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,” he had said.

But in another interview Mailafia granted to the BBC (Hausa service), he backtracked and said he got the information following his interaction with some Fulani traders he met in his village market, where he went to buy fonio (acha).

After two previous appearances before the DSS, he has been invited to appear for a third time on Monday, September 14 by 11am. He had been questioned by the DSS over his allegation.

Mailafia told The Nation on Friday that his life was in danger because certain political forces were bent on silencing him.

“I have once again (for the 3rd time) been ordered to appear before the DSS at their Jos HQ this coming Monday 14th September at 11.00 am,” he was quoted as saying.

“This is in addition to our battle in court, as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court on Friday September 11, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who are also pursuing me.”

He said he was disgusted for being subjected to criminal investigation in Nigeria for speaking the truth having spent over 20 years teaching abroad with “unblemished record.”

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