Mailafia: Remembered For Declaring  A Northern Governor Commander Of Boko Haram


Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, passed on Sunday at  the National Hospital Abuja after a brief undisclosed ailment., and as controversies trail his shocking passage, THENATION has recalled  how, in 2020, the crusader fom Randa, in the Christian-dominated Southern Kaduna, and who has been  campaigning against injustice in parts of Nigeria, had declared in Nigeria Info 99.3  radio programme — that a northern Governor is the commander of Boko Haram, and that terrorists were flying freely during the coronavirus lock down.

“We have met with some of their high commanders, they have sat down with us not once, not twice,” he said in the interview that was also on video.

“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.”

He was however invited by  the Department of State Services for questioning  over the allegation and let go afterwords.  The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, reportedly fined Nigeria Info 99.3 N5million for that broadcast

It was gathered that late Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, on return from a function on   on Saturday complained of  pain and was taken to Gwagwalada Hospital in Abuja and later referred to the National Hospital where he died on Sunday.

While allegations of negligence at the hospital and foul play resulting to his sudden death are yet to be validated, the National President of the Forum, Dr. Bitrus Pogu  told Nigerian Tribune  that  the late Obadiah will be greatly missed by every Nigerian that cherished justice and abhorred injustice.




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