Northern Governors Forum Demands Probe Of Mailafiya’s Claim

By Chinenye Festus:-
The Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) chaired by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, have reacted to the weighty allegation made by a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafiya.
The Plateau state governor in its defence of the forum said that it has on several occasions engaged the presidency, security agencies, civil society groups, and even traditional rulers in discussions that will prefer lasting solutions to the menace ravaging the region.
In its resolution, the forum said that the former CBN chief’s allegations cannot be swept under the carpet and that they are not “smear campaigns or attempts to discourage the northern governors who are putting in their best to bring an end to insecurity in the region.”
The former CBN chief made the claim while being interviewed by a popular radio station on Monday, August 10 where he alleged that a governor from northern Nigeria was one of the commanders of Boko Haram.
He was invited by the DSS over that claim he made and he reported to the Jos office of the DSS on Thursday, August 12 accompanied by his lawyers, Pius Akubo, SAN, and Yakubu Bawa. He, however, said a section of the interview was lifted, leaving out the context in which he made the statement.