- A former presidential candidate, Obadiah Mailafia has spoken on the identity of those behind the problems in northern Nigeria
- According to Mailafia, the elites who hate the country are responsible, saying such people want nothing but the worst for Nigeria
- The former CBN deputy governor also stated that the activities of elites prove they are the problem of the nation
Amid the high level of insecurity in the northern region, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has identified the elite as those responsible for challenges in the geographical zone.
Mailafia in a Zoom conference on Sunday, August 15, explained that there is a peculiar ‘disease’ in northern Nigeria which is being perpetrated by the elites who hate the nation, according to The Punch.
The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) went on to note that the elites are the problem of Nigeria, adding that their activities prove it.
While decring the campaign against Western education being championed by Boko Haram, the former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) said Islam is not opposed to it.
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According to Mailafia, the elites want nothing but the worst for the country.
He was quoted to have said:
“We have a peculiar disease in northern Nigeria perpetrated by elites who hate Nigeria and want nothing but the worst for our country. That is what I’m beginning to see with all these killings.”
Take the fight to the hideout of enemies, COAS orders troops
Earlier, the chief of army staff (COAS), Faruk Yahaya directed soldiers of the Nigerians Army to take the battle to the hideouts of insurgents and bandits.
The military commander gave the directive on Friday, August 7, when addressing troops at the Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operating Base in Daura, Katsina state.
Yahaya stated that although there were challenges, troops should be determined to win the war.
Angry northern residents block highway, protest killings, abductions by bandits
Meanwhile, no fewer than hundreds of residents of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state took to the streets of the town to protest against incessant killings and abductions by bandits in their communities.
The protesters who blocked the federal highway linking the area, were demanding to see a commitment from the government.
Hamza Abdullahi, one of the residents speaking to the online medium noted that most of the protesters are residents of villages under incessant attacks by bandits.