- Former senator Shehu Sani has sent a warning message to the northern governors and the FG over Mailafia's comments on Boko Haram
- Mailafia had alleged that Boko Haram was headed by a northern governor
- Sani warned that the former deputy governor of CBN should not be punished for his revelations on Boko Haram
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A former member of the eight Senate, Shehu Sani, has urged that northern governors to focus on resolving the bloodshed in their regions instead of clamping down on a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia.
Legit.ng reports that Mailafia, a former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, (ADC), had revealed that Boko Haram was plotting civil war in Nigeria in 2022.
He also alleged that Boko Haram was headed by a northern governor.
Mailafia had alleged that a repentant Boko Haram commander had told him that the insurgents were in the southern part of the country and were plotting in preparation to execute their plan.
He also claimed that the terrorists planned to invade and kill prominent Nigerians in their residence in urban cities.
Reacting to Mailafia's allegation, Sani stressed that the former CBN's boss, should not be made a scapegoat due to his revelation on Boko Haram.
He tweeted: “Mailafiya should not be used as a scapegoat or distraction. Northern Governors should focus their attention on finding solutions to the bloodshed and violence consuming and demonizing the region.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria Info 99.3FM, a popular radio station in Lagos, was slammed with a sum of N5 million by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
It was reported that the fine was imposed on the radio station on Thursday, August 13, by the regulatory commission, because it allegedly provided its platform to be used to promote unverifiably and inciting views.
NBC in a statement said it was concerned with "the unprofessional conduct of Nigeria Info 99.3FM, Lagos, in the handling of the Programme, “Morning CrossFire."
NBC said Mailafia's claims are unverified and are capable of inciting violence in the country amid mounting security threats, saying for that reason the radio station is fined.
In another report, the Northern Governors' Forum (NGF) chaired by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, reacted to the weighty allegation made by a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafiya.
The Plateau state governor defended the forum by saying that it has on several occasions engaged the presidency, security agencies, civil society groups and even traditional rulers in discussions that will proffer lasting solutions to the menace ravaging the region.
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