Boko Haram: I will not retract my statement - Mailafia

Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia
Tochi Juliet

Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia has said he will not retract his statement that one of the northern governors is the sponsor of Boko Haram.

Mailafia stated this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists shortly after he was released by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The DSS invited him for questioning over his shocking revelation, and he was detained for over six hours in Jos, Plateau State office.

However, Mailafia made it clear he did not need to retract the statement he made, during the recent interview.

Mailafia, who arrived at the DSS office around 12.30 pm along with his lawyers, did not leave until 6.40 pm.

On his claims, he said, “Yes, all of those words were made by me. If the whole of the 55 minutes was played out, the context of what I said would have become clearer.

This is not the time to disown what I said. Yes, I was privy to some very sensitive information which all statesmen are entitled to have by virtue of our public roles.

I know that I should have corroborated some of the information I received, but perhaps some of it was uncorroborated. I was in no position to follow them to the camp to corroborate what was going on.”

Mailafia added that “I must never give up on Nigeria, if need be, I will die for Nigeria.”

Clacified earlier reported about a shocking revelation made by the Ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mailafia.

The CBN ex-deputy governor claimed the sponsor of Bokoharam is a northern governor and the group is planning civil war in, 2022.

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