- The presidency says it supports the interrogation of Dr Obadiah Mailafia by the DSS
- Garba Shehu, a presidential media aide, made this known during an interview on Wednesday, August 19
- While the focus is on Mailafia's comment, insecurity in northern Nigeria continues to get worse by the day
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The presidency has declared support for Dr Obadiah Mailafia's invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Mailafia was invited by the DSS over a claim he made that a governor from northern Nigeria is one of the commanders of Boko Haram.
The former CBN chief made the claim while being interviewed by a popular radio station on Monday, August 10.
Garba Shehu, presidential media aide, on Wednesday, August 19 backed the DSS invitation to Mailafia during an interview with Channels Television.
“This is Nigeria; this is not Mali … Is this the first time the Department of State Service is inviting people for questioning?
“When somebody claiming to be a responsible citizen makes such a claim as Obadiah Mailafia did, saying that a governor is a commander for Boko Haram and he shouldn’t be asked questions, so what kind of society do we want?” Shehu queried.
According to him, people find it difficult to adhere to the laws of the country when they are compelled to be law-abiding in foreign nations.
“We are living in a country of people who will go to the UK and America and obey all the laws and in our country, when there is enforcement, they start crying… so, what is political about it?” he thundered.
While the presidency seems to be focused on Mailafia, bandits continue to wreak havoc in northern Nigeria.
Earlier this week, three soldiers and one vigilante were killed by gunmen in Yakila, Rafi local government area of Niger state.
The gunmen had abducted one Chinese expatriate along with his driver on a construction site in the village and fled to an unknown destination.
The soldiers and vigilante member were trying to rescue the expatriate and his driver when they were killed in a gun battle.
Last weekend, Legit.ng reported that His Holiness Pope Francis, called for special prayers for northern Nigeria as violence and killings continue in the region.
The head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican city state called for the prayers in a tweet posted on his official Twitter page on Saturday, August 15.
“Let us invoke the intercession of the “Mother of hope” for all the situations in the world that are most in need of hope, in particular for the population of the northern region of Nigeria, victims of violence and terrorist attacks,” he tweeted.
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