Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has stated that he would only stop revealing more secrets when killings across Nigeria becomes a thing of the past.
Mailafia, who is also a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been in the limelight recently over his claims that a northern governor is the commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
This he stated during an interview with a private radio station in the country. His claims led to grilling on two different occasions by the Department of State Services (DSS) .
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard, the former boss of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) stated that he will tone down when the killings stop.
Mailafia said: “I will never ever tone down. I will tone down when the killings stop. Let me make it clear, I never lived in Southern Kaduna. I left that place when I was six months old. My parents were missionaries. I was born in Southern Kaduna but I never lived there.
“I grew up in Nasarawa State and that has been my home since I was six months old. So I am not speaking because of Southern Kaduna; that is where I originally came from but I have never really lived there so it is not only about Southern Kaduna but about the whole country.
“These killings going on constitute an existential threat. I don’t know why for the life of me, that people tolerate the killings and think it is okay and that when we speak and tell people about the reality of what we are facing now, they are more concerned about the sources, more concerned about political correctness, they have absolutely no concern about the holy martyrs that are being slaughtered.
“Why can’t we face the reality of the people being killed – the children, elderly, women, the youth being killed on a daily basis? That is my focus. Any other thing to me, is diversionary. People have questioned my sources.
“They have questioned my political correctness. Why can’t they face the truth that our country is dying, that innocent people are being killed, that children are being slaughtered like little lambs, women are being raped and then killed? Is this a normal country? Where is the outrage? Why do people accept this profound evil, this curse on this land? I reject it with the very fibre of my soul. So I will never tone down, I will only tone down when the killings stop,”Mailafia stated.