The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office for alleging repentant terrorists told him that a serving northern governor was the leader of Boko Haram.
Mailafia confirmed the development in Jos on Tuesday.
“Yes, it true. The DSS invited me to appear in their Jos office tomorrow (Wednesday) by noon”, he said,
Mailafia said his invitation was not unconnected to an interview he granted an Abuja radio station, 95.1FM, on Monday.
In the interview, Mailafia said he had a chat with two repentant terrorists who identified the northern governor.
He said the terrorists and bandits were one and the same.
Mailafia also disclosed 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.
“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. They have a sophisticated network. During this lockdown their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.
“They were moving ammunition, moving money, and distributing them across different parts of the country.”
Mailafia said Boko Haram had already infiltrated southern Nigeria, adding that their plan was to spark a second civil war.
The former CBN deputy governor, who holds a PhD from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, said he was not one to make spurious and unfounded allegations.
He added, “They are already in the South, in the rain forests of the South. They are everywhere. They told us that when they finish these rural killings, they will move to phase two. Phase two is that they will go into urban cities, going from house to house killing prominent people.
“I can tell you this is the game plan.
“By 2022, they want to start a civil war in Nigeria. Don’t joke with what I am saying I have a PhD from Oxford University. I am a central banker, we don’t talk nonsense. I have this from the highest authority, some of the commanders of Boko Haram.”