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Boko Haram: Mailafiya playing to gallery – DSS

From Nicholas Kalu, Abuja
The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday dismissed as fake news the allegation by a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafiya, that a governor of one of the Northern states is a sponsor of the terror sect, Boko Haram.
The agency also claimed that Mailafiya was playing to the gallery and desperate to breach the peace in the country with his allegation.
He had been invited by the Plateau State office of the DSS for questioning on the allegation but was later released.
Spokesman for the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, said in a statement yesterday in Abuja that Mailafiya’s allegation confirmed the agency’s earlier warning about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions to take advantage of developments in the country and cause a total breakdown of law and order.
Afunanya said Mailafiya “profusely apologised” during his interface with the Plateau State Command of the DSS for his comments, only to tell the world after his release that he stood by them.
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The DSS’s statement: “On 27th July, 2020, the Department of State Services (DSS) alerted the nation about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions, take advantage of developments in the country and cause a total breakdown of law and order.
“It also revealed that part of the orchestrations was to engage in divisive acts as well as use inciting statements to pit one group against another.
“With latest occurrences in the country, Nigerians may have no reason to doubt the Service’s earlier pronouncement.
“Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya’s recent outburst aimed at playing to the gallery and creating unnecessary tension is a confirmation of his group’s desperation to breach the peace.
“Mailafiya, as a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and currently, a Directing Staff at Nigeria’s foremost Policy Research Institute, the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, has unhindered access to government platforms. It is expected that he should be conversant with official information management protocols.
“But regrettably, he chose to cross the lines of decorum and conduct expected of a personality of his status. It is disappointing that he never took advantage of these to reach any of the security or related agencies to share the so called information at his disposal.








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