Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, said on Monday he would have put his claim on Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East part of the country in a “better language.”
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election had been questioned twice by the Department of State Services (DSS) for linking a serving governor with the terror group that had killed thousands and displaced over one million others in Nigeria’s North-East since 2011.
He was grilled again on the matter by the DSS at its Jos, Plateau State, office on Monday.
The ex-CBN official later addressed his supporters after he was released by the agency at 2:55 p.m.
Mailafia told the supporters he only advised the government to address the killing of innocent people in Southern Kaduna and other parts of the country.
He said: “I had a routine appearance with the Department State Security, Plateau state command. “I am very pleased that I was treated very professionally. There was no harassment or intimidation.
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“Over a month ago when I gave a radio interview, based on what I heard. If I had my way there are few things I would say differently, but I spoke on the spur of the moments, and I believed that it was a matter of greater urgency to make a wake-up call to what is happening.
“I didn’t really mean to say that the government was part and parcel of the killings, I implied that they could do better because thousands are dying, innocent women and children, elderly, and youths.
“But if I have my way I would have put it in better language, and I have no way of corroborating some of these things, I heard it and I could have follow them into their camps to confirm because I might not come back to tell the story, so that is the reality.
“I have indicated that I have reason to believe that my life has been in danger. I have no conclusive proof but I get threat, I get calls. Where I was staying, on Thursday, I saw some strange people at the gate trying to break in. I jumped the fence and escaped because I don’t know who they are.”
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