Mon. May 20th, 2024

Boko Haram: Nigerian security release detained ex apex deputy Bank chief

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Nigeria’s Department of State Security Service (DSS), on Wednesday in north central Plateau State, released on bail the former Apex Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, who was invited to their office over comment made on Boko Haram.

Mailafia in an interview with a south west commercial city Lagos based media house, had said one of Nigerian northern governor is a leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.

However speaking to newsmen shortly after his release Mailafia said he was treated with great respect and decorum during his interrogation by the security operative.

According to him: “All the killings in southern Kaduna and other States in the country must stop with immediate effect. Every Nigerian child is my child.

“I am not talking politics like Nelson Mandela, the struggle for the emancipation of the people is my concern and I am not afraid to die for the sake the people”, he said.

Mailafia said it is the duty of government to protect lives and property of its citizens, adding that government at all levels must take the security of lives seriously.

Earlier, Mailafia’s wife Margret, called on international community and other stakeholders to intervene in the release of her husband.

Margret had earlier made the call in a media chat with journalists close to the DSS office, while waiting for the husband to be released.

She insisted that the DSS should not give her husband food, water or anything to be taken orally.

She insist that it is not possible for everyone to belong to the ruling APC party and that the 19 northern governors should be held responsible if anything happens to her husband.

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