Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor Obadiah Mailafia who honored his third invitation from the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday, said he had no supporting evidence of his claim that a governor in the north was a Boko Haram. commander.
Mailafia, who spoke after being questioned by the DSS in Jos, said if he had had his way he would have put his words in a better language. He added that his commentary on the radio interview was based on hearsay.
The politician said;
“I had a routine appearance with the Department of State Security, Plateau State Command. I am very happy to have been treated in a very professional manner. There was no harassment or intimidation.
“Over a month ago, when I gave an interview on the radio, based on what I heard. If I had had my way, there are few things I would say differently, but I spoke on the spur of the moment, and felt it was more urgent to wake up to what is going on.
“I didn’t really mean that the government was an integral part of the killings, I suggested they could do better because thousands of people are dying, innocent women and children, old people and young people.
“But if I had had my way I would have put it in better language, and I have no way of corroborating some of these things, I heard it and I could have followed them to their camps to confirm because I might not come back to tell the story so this is the reality.
“I indicated that I had reason to believe my life was in danger. I have no conclusive evidence but I get threats, I get calls. Where I was staying on Thursday I saw strange people at the door trying to break in. I jumped the fence and escaped because I don’t know who they are.