DSS summons Mailafia over claim northern governor is Boko Haram leader

Obadiah Mailafia: doesn't want to be bothered by DSS again
Obadiah Mailafia

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), over a claim he made that a serving governor from the north is the leader of Boko Haram.

He made the claim while being interviewed on an Abuja-based radio station on Monday.

The former CBN deputy governor said during the lockdown, the insurgents were moving and 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.

“During this lockdown, their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.”

Mailafia also stated that the Boko Haram terrorists are already in the southern part of Nigeria and only waiting for orders to strike.

However, Mailafia is now expected to be at the office of the secret police in Jos, Plateau State, by noon on Wednesday.

While confirming his invitation on Tuesday, Mailafia said;

“Yes, it is true,” the former CBN deputy governor told The PUNCH.

“The DSS invited me to appear in their Jos office tomorrow by noon.”


  1. I hope he will by this invitation shed some light on the claims and it Will help the country and security agencies identify the elusive lynchpins behind these deadly acts leading the country to smageddon, having said that,in retrospect I wish the security agencies have had the same zeal to have nipped the formation of the boko haram sect by ex governor Modi Sheriff of Borno state in the bud at its conception,rather than now chasing a complex situation involving different strata of interests dancing from domestic, international ethnic, religious economic and other agendas, that has turned the security challenges facing Nigeria, into the current state, God help us

  2. The man has spoken the truth now the Fulani government (FGN) wants to silence him. Everyday we hear of the number of rehabilitated terrorists set free by Buhari but Nigerians are wondering why this same DSS can not tell them why it is impossible for the DSS to extract information about the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader from the rehabilitated terrorists.

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