The one-time Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria during a programme titled ‘Let’s Talk Southern Kaduna Crisis’, recalls how his father who was a missionary pastor during his time protected the Igbo families.

He noted further that what happened in the 1960s cannot be equated with what is happening now in the nation.

Mailafia described the incessant killings and crisis rocking Southern Kaduna as a nemesis.

He said, “My father was a reverend missionary and pastor, When I was a child, he did so much to protect Igbo families.

 

“He did everything to protect and feed them, till they nearly killed him and all his family for protecting Ndigbo.

“I have always said it, this country will never be normal until we kneel down and ask for forgiveness for the wicked sins we committed against Ndigbo people.”

Mailafia also alleged that there was reason to believe that the full apparatus of the military was behind the banditry and violence in the North.

 

“They are financing them, they are giving them uniforms, they are disarming our people and allowing them (bandits) to come and kill and maim our people,” he said.

Meanwhile, with relation to the issue of banditry, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday called a meeting with Governors of the North East and Security heads at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting has Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, six of the North East Governors, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, the Nationa

The one-time Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria during a programme titled ‘Let’s Talk Southern Kaduna Crisis’, recalls how his father who was a missionary pastor during his time protected the Igbo families.

He noted further that what happened in the 1960s cannot be equated with what is happening now in the nation.
Mailafia described the incessant killings and crisis rocking Southern Kaduna as a nemesis.
He said, “My father was a reverend missionary and pastor, When I was a child, he did so much to protect Igbo families.

“He did everything to protect and feed them, till they nearly killed him and all his family for protecting Ndigbo.

“I have always said it, this country will never be normal until we kneel down and ask for forgiveness for the wicked sins we committed against Ndigbo people.”

Mailafia also alleged that there was reason to believe that the full apparatus of the military was behind the banditry and violence in the North.

“They are financing them, they are giving them uniforms, they are disarming our people and allowing them (bandits) to come and kill and maim our people,” he said.

Meanwhile, with relation to the issue of banditry, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday called a meeting with Governors of the North East and Security heads at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting has Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, six of the North East Governors, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), and the Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari in attendance.

The North East Governors are led by their Chairman and Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintri, Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, Taraba, Darius Ishaku, and Yobe, Mai Mala Buni.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General, Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi are also in attendance.

Also present are the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Rufa’i, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi said the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi.

The meeting which started with the rendition of the national anthem immediately President Buhari arrived the Chamber, is expected to deliberate on the insurgency in the North East and other security situations confronting the zone.

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