Connect with us

News

Mailafia’s Boko Haram allegation heavy, must be probed — NORTHERN GOVS

Published

on

Sponsored

Former Central of Nigeria, CBN, Deputy Governor, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, made the claim in an  interview on an Abuja-based radio station, on Monday, claimed that a governor from the north is a commander of Boko Haram and that insurgents would soon start urban killings and attacking southern parts of the country.

Mailafia said: ‘’During the lock-down, the insurgents were moving and distributing arms and ammunition across the country. We have met with some of their repentant high commanders, they have sat down with us not once, not twice.

“They told us that a prominent elected politician in the North is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same.  During this lock-down their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lock-down.”

Reacting on a day that the Director of State Service, DSS in Jos  invited Dr. Mailafia for questioning over the allegations, Chairman of the Norther Governors’ Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the allegation is weighty and must be investigated.

In a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham, the Plateau governor urged Dr. Mailafia who made the allegation and indeed all citizens with useful information on the activities of criminals and terrorist groups to assist security agencies and governments at all levels with such intelligence for proper action.More in Home

ALSO READ:  Syria war: Russian and US blame each other after their military vehicles collide injuring American troops

He said: “The Northern Governors Forum has called on security agencies to investigate the allegation by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia in which he alleged that “…one of the Northern Governors is the Commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Forum is concerned about the weighty allegation made by Dr. Mailafia which must be thoroughly investigated.

“The Forum which has been working with the Federal Government, security agencies, community, civil society, traditional and religious leaders as well as development partners to defeat terrorism, banditry and other forms of crimes in the region, finds the allegation by Dr. Mailafia very weighty which deserves further   investigation.

“We as Northern Governors have met severally to discuss insecurity in the Northern Region and the nation at large where we did not only condemn the activities of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, bandits, armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals, but also engaged the President and all heads of security agencies in finding solutions to the problem.

“To now say that one of our members is leading Boko Haram in Nigeria is a serious allegation that cannot be swept under the carpet. We demand immediate and thorough investigation. I urge Dr. Mailafia and indeed all citizens with useful information on the activities of criminals and terrorist groups to assist security agencies and Governments at all levels with such intelligence for proper action.”

ALSO READ:  President Buhari unveils Nigeria's 60th Independence anniversary logo as he presides over 15th virtual FEC meeting

The Governor also hoped that such allegations are not smear campaigns or attempts to discourage  Northern governors who are putting in their best to bring an end to insecurity in the region.

“The Forum does not, and will not support the activities of any criminal group, because we as Governors and our families are also not spared as was recently witnessed when the convoy of Governor Babagana Zullum of Borno State was attacked.”

Meanwhile, Margaret, wife of Obadiah Mailafia, has raised the alarm over his safety in the custody of the DSS, following his invitation for questioning over comments he made in a radio programme concerning insecurity in the country.

Sponsored

Speaking to journalists near the DSS office in Jos, Plateau State, Margaret called on the international community and elder statesmen to intervene for the immediate release of her husband.

Her words: “We are calling on the international community, General Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, T. Y. Danjuma, J. T. Useni, Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro, IBB and other stakeholders to intervene in the release of my husband.”

ALSO READ:  Nigerian Army claims no soldier was at Lekki tollgate where gunshots were fired at #EndSARS protesters. Also denies seizing bodies of victims

He spoke on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday, and DSS invited him, on Wednesday, for questioning over the comments.

While his supporters and well-wishers throng the DSS office, demanding his release, his wife has said his safety is not guaranteed, adding that DSS should neither give her husband food nor drink.

She called for his immediate release. Below is the video of Mrs Margaret Mailafia.

What Mailafia said

In the video clip from the radio programme, the former CBN deputy governor said he had a chat with two repentant terrorists and that they identified a northern governor that is their commander.

Mailafia said the terrorists and bandits were one and the same, adding that the terrorists moved weapons even during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19.

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 high commanders – one or two who have repented – they have sat down with us not once, not twice.”

Mailafia said Boko Haram had already infiltrated southern Nigeria and that their plan was to spark a second civil war, noting that he cannot make spurious and unfounded allegations.

Sponsored

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

Family of slain Abuja newspaper vendor demands N500m compensation from Gbajabiamila

Published

on

Sponsored

The family of late Ifeanyi Okereke, the newspaper vendor who was killed by a stray bullet fired by a security detail attached to Speaker of the House of Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila, are demanding N500 million compensation from the speaker.

 

DSS Officer, Abdullahi Hassan, attached to the speaker, fired a gunshot to disperse newspaper vendors who gathered around the speaker last Thursday, November 19, with one bullet hitting Ifeanyi who died instantly.

 

In a letter written by their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and dated today November 24, the family of late Ifeanyi asked Gbajabiamila to ensure that Hassan is fully prosecuted. Ozekhome was given the mandate to write the letter by the father of the deceased, Okorie Okereke; and the younger brother to the deceased, Destiny Okereke.

ALSO READ:  UNILAG appoints new Acting Vice Chancellor

 

The letter read in part

Sponsored

 

“Our clients have instructed us to make from your good self, the following modest demands: That you use your good offices to ensure the immediate prosecution of your security aide (Abdullahi Hassan), who went on a frolic of his own, clearly acted outside the purview of his duty and responsibility by shooting to death an innocent, harmless and armless citizen.

That you adequately compensate the Okereke family with a modest sum of N500m only. This monetary demand can never adequately replace or take the place of their son, husband, brother, and breadwinner’s life. But it will at least mitigate the obvious trauma and hardship the premature demise of their irreplaceable breadwinner has placed on them.”

 

ALSO READ:  President Buhari unveils Nigeria's 60th Independence anniversary logo as he presides over 15th virtual FEC meeting

The Okereke family gave the Speaker a seven-day ultimatum to meet their demands otherwise they would take legal action against him

ALSO READ:  'These people don't rate us'- Nigerians react to Fashola's discovery of a secret camera at the Lekki tollgate

 

“Take note therefore that it is our clients’ firm instruction that in the event that you fail, refuse and/or neglect to accede to or proffer reasonable compensatory terms to our above modest demands within seven days from the date of this letter, we shall without any further correspondences from us, take appropriate legal steps to enforce our clients’ constitutional rights” the letter stated.

Sponsored

Continue Reading

Sad

17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

Published

on

By

Sponsored

A teenager who got 7A1s in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has died.

Chisom Chukwuneke, made straights A’s in the entrance exam and emerged the best student from her school, Graceland college in Enugu last year. She went on to win numerous academic awards in her school.

ALSO READ:  ''In life, you win some, you lose some''- Oshiomole breaks his silence after Edo governorship election (video)

17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

Chisom was reportedly sick and was already making a recovery before she died.

A photo of her as she sat on her hospital bed has been shared online.

ALSO READ:  Syria war: Russian and US blame each other after their military vehicles collide injuring American troops
Sponsored

17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

Her obituary reveals she died on October 18 in a hospital in South Africa.

She will be buried on Tuesday, December 1, in Okpuno village, Umuogali, Oba, Idemili South Anambra state.

ALSO READ:  Police arrests youth for attempting suicide over unemployment, court grants him N200,000 bail

17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

17-year-old girl who got 7 A1s in WAEC dies

Sponsored

Continue Reading

Sad

Okada men and Agodi prison officials clash in Ibadan (video)

Published

on

Sponsored

 

A chaotic scene is currently being witnessed at Agodi community of Ibadan, Oyo state capital following a clash between okada riders and officials of the Agodi Correctional Facility.

 

It was alleged that the clash ensued after the death of an Okada man which was linked to a prison official.

ALSO READ:  President Buhari unveils Nigeria's 60th Independence anniversary logo as he presides over 15th virtual FEC meeting

 

Olugbenga Fadeyi, spokesman of Oyo state police command confirmed the incident and also disclosed that policemen have been deployed to curtail the violence.

 

He said;

Sponsored

 

ALSO READ:  Major gas explosion destroys homes in Baltimore, killing 1 and trapping others (photos)

“The truth is that there was a clash between officers of the correctional service and bike men stationed at agodi gate.

“One okada riders sustained injury and he was rushed to the University College Hospital. Our men moved in swift response to be able to curtail the menace of criminal elements. Are men are still there to ensure that okada riders do not take law into their hands.”

 

ALSO READ:  ''In life, you win some, you lose some''- Oshiomole breaks his silence after Edo governorship election (video)

Here is a video from the scene….

 

Sponsored

Continue Reading

c99,r57,wso,b374k,mini,c99.txt,r57.txt,wso.txt,b374k.txt,mini.txt,php shell,r57 shell,c99 shell,wso shell,b374k shell,mini shell,asp shell,aspx shell

izmir escort
altyazl porno
karyaka escort