Terrorism: Nigeria’s Northern governor named as Boko Haram Commander

…as group plans second civil war

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)- Nigeria’s apex monetary authority, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, on Monday disclosed that some repentant terrorists revealed to him that a serving Northern governor was the commander of the Boko Haram sect.

Boko Haram is a terrorist group founded by late Mohammed Yusuf in 2002 and is being led by Abubakar Shekau since 2009.

Mailafia said this during a radio programme in Abuja while speaking on the current crisis in Southern Kaduna.

He said he had a chat with two repentant terrorists, who identified the Northern governor to him.

 

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia

Mailafia said Boko Haram had already infiltrated Southern Nigeria, adding that their plan was to spark a second civil war.

He said, “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 was 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.

Since the first insurgency in 2009, the group has killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.3 million from their homes.

(Sahara Reporters)

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