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‘Politicians Want To Kill Me’ – Mailafia Raises Alarm Over Threat To His Life



  • Mailafia Asks Nigerians to pray for him

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, says some powerful politicians are after his life for exposing them as sponsors of Boko Haram.

Mailafia claim of threat to his life is sequel to his assertion during an interview at an Abuja-based radio station that top Nigerian politicians have a hand in Boko Haram insurgency.

Mailafia said during the lockdown, the insurgents were moving and distributing arms and ammunition across the country.


Consequently, he former CBN boss was summoned by the Department of State Services to corroborate his assertions.

But in a statement on Friday, Mailafia appealed to Nigerians to pray for him because his life is in danger.


He said the politicians he indicted as Boko Haram sponsor are trying to silence him forever.

He said, “Dear comrades, beloved brethren, I have once again (for the 3rd time) been ordered to appear before the DSS at their Jos headquarters this Monday 14th September at 11:00am. This is in addition to our battle in court as my lawyer appears before a Jos High Court today, seeking a restraining order against the DIG Criminal Investigations Department, who are also pursuing me.


“I spent over 20 years of my working life abroad as a university teacher, banker and international civil servant with unblemished record. I have no criminal record not even a parking ticket. Sadly, it is in my own fatherland that I’m being subjected to criminal investigation and such extreme political persecution. Please, pray for me. I have reasons to believe that my life is in danger and that some powerful political forces want to silence me forever for speaking the truth.

“For speaking on behalf of the holy martyrs of thousands of innocent children, women, elderly and youths that have been killed in our beloved country. It is only in our benighted country that a man who speaks from his conscience can be hounded like a common criminal. I’m a believer in nonviolence. Please, no-one should throw even a little stone on my behalf.”


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