The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), over a claim he made that a governor from the north is the leader of Boko Haram.
Mailafia, who was the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election, said the terrorists moved weapons even during the COVID-19 lockdown.
He made the assertion while during a live interview on an Abuja-based radio station on Monday.
The former CBN deputy governor said that during the lockdown, the insurgents were moving and distributing arms and ammunition across the country.
“We have met with some of their high commanders, they have sat down with us not once, not twice,” he had said.
“They told us that one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same.
“During this lockdown their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.”
Confirming his invitation on Tuesday, Mailafia said that he is expected to be at the office of the secret police in Jos, Plateau state, on Wednesday.