After a video of his interview with a radio station broke viral videos records and set Nigerians on edge over his allegation that a northern Governor is a commander of Boko Haram, and that there was a plan for a civil war in 2022, the Department of State Services has invited Dr. Obadiah Mailafia for a chat in its Jos Office in Plateau State.
A message posted on WhatsApp disclosed the invite, and Dr. Obadiah confirmed to Everyday.ng on phone Tuesday night that he was indeed invited.
“It is true,” he said.
The WhatsApp message reads in part: “Dear Middle Belters, we should come out in solidarity of our father and illustrious son of the struggle, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, he is being invited by DSS Headquarters, Plateau State, Jos, tomorrow at 12:noon over his Radio interview in Lagos few days (ago) which he boldly pointed out that one of the Governors of northern Nigeria is a commander of Boko Haram. Please let nothing happen to our leader. An injury to is an injury to all. Solidarity forever.God bless”.
There have been wild guesses as to which Governor Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was referring to in his video.
Said a source: “(He) did not mention any name because those he said gave the information did not give him any name. Also, if you analyse that cut-out, he merely suggested that the bad guys will precipitate a situation that is intended to lead to civil conflict and (he) mentioned it because he didn’t want a civil conflict.”
Mailafia, the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the last election, said in the video, “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.”
“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.”