Emerging report reaching on Tuesday, indicates that a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has said that the repentant Boko Haram members revealed that a serving Northern Governor is a Boko Haram Leader and main financier.
Mailafia reportedly said this on the ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme, on Nigeria Info Abuja, 95.1FM, on Monday.
The former CBN Deputy Governor, stated that he had a chat with two repentant terrorists, who identified the Northern Governor.
He disclosed that the terrorists and bandits are one and the same.
Mailafia, who was the Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the last elections, stated that the terrorists moved weapons even during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
His words: “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 that Boko Haram had already infiltrated Southern Nigeria, adding that, their plan is to spark a second civil war.
The former CBN Deputy Governor, who holds a PhD from Oxford University, in the United Kingdom, UK, noted that he is not one to make spurious and unfounded allegations.
He stated: “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. Do no joke with what I am saying, I have a PhD from Oxford University. I am a Central Banker, we do not talk nonsense. I have this from the highest authority, some of the Commanders of Boko Haram.”
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