‘They’ve Killed The Man Who Spoke Truth To Power On Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen’—Reactions Trail Death Of Ex-Central Bank Boss, Mailafia

Some Nigerians have expressed shock over the loss of life of former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia.

The 64-year-old growth economist died on the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.

‘They’ve Killed The Man Who Spoke Truth To Power On Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen’—Reactions Trail Death Of Ex-Central Bank Boss, Mailafia 2

Luka Binniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) had mentioned Mailafia, who took refuge in Makurdi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment by the Department of State Services (DSS), fell sick on Saturday and was rushed to an Abuja hospital the place he was pronounced useless on Sunday.

The former deputy governor, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) within the 2019 election, was a recognized authorities critic and had advocated for public sector and change charge reforms.

BREAKING: Former Nigeria’s Central Bank Deputy Governor Vocal On Alleged ‘Islamisation’ Agenda Of Buhari Regime, Is Dead | Sahara Reporters https://t.co/64UeOPkwsX pic.twitter.com/dVJEmPgsyW

— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) September 19, 2021

Mailafia was born on December 24, 1956, within the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He later graduated prime of his class at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978 with a BSc.

Mailafia was appointed deputy governor of CBN in 2005 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) the place he served because the chief economist liable for Strategic Planning and Corporate Reporting.

A recognized critic of the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities, the deceased was detained for a number of hours by the DSS over some allegations he made on the safety scenario within the nation in 2020.

Mailafia had throughout a radio programme alleged that repentant Boko Haram members had revealed to him {that a} serving Northern governor was a commander of the terrorist group.

Early within the month of September, he described the alleged fulanisation of Nigeria as actual, simply as he disclosed that there was an ongoing plot by Buhari’s administration to foist an alleged Fulani and Islamic agenda on Nigerians.

Speaking in Akure throughout a particular session organised by Forum for Good Governance Towards Revival for All Nations (TRANS 21) with the theme “The Role of the Church in Nation Building”, Mailafia alleged that the current administration in Nigeria was pushing for the Islamisation and Fulanisation of the nation.

Mailafia had mentioned, “The kind of Islam that is coming from Sahara is dangerous. They want to take over your land and enslave you. Christians must rise to protect it. They want to take over your land and enslave you.

“In the North East alone, more than 3,000 churches have been destroyed, more than 400 priests and pastors have been killed. Last year, the CAN chairman of Adamawa was beheaded, even after a ransom was paid. We have been told that the so call bandits, who should not be called bandits because bandits do not bring down military aircraft.

“No bandit has the capacity to bring down military aircraft. No bandit has the power to attack Nigeria Defence Academy which is the premier institution for the training of armed forces. No bandit has the capacity to do that, only terrorists have the capacity to do that.

“We are being told that this terrorists are part of the insurgency because they did these kidnappings to raise money in order to fund the insurgency.”

Reacting, some Nigerian on Twitter alleged that he was killed for being vocal in opposition to the present administration.

Below are some reactions:

They have lastly murdered the Man who spoke fact to energy on Boko Haram, Bandits and Fulani Herdsmen and as it’s now, it’s truly not a joke anymore.pic.twitter.com/rBv9rSeMnJ

— 𝘼. 𝙄. 𝙈. Ⓜ 👨🏽‍🚀 ✈  (@AimThaMachine_) September 19, 2021

He mentioned this in 2020.

By 2021 bandits are already within the cities kidnaping Emirs, attacking college employees Qtrs, college college students, navy officers even the NDA was attacked and so forth.

It’s troublesome to garbage late Dr. Obadiah’s claims.

— Agoh Tiza 🇳🇬 (@MrAgohTiza) September 19, 2021

OMG! What an excellent loss!💔😢 The battle for freedom continues when you’re within the different aspect of the world. Rest On The Great One!

— Michael C. Oscar (@oscarjay_5050) September 19, 2021

He knew he may turn into a goal 🎯, but he was keen to to pay the value. My hero RIP

— SAMI (@officialNGI) September 19, 2021

They lastly took him out of the best way.

May his soul RIP.

— Chinonye (@justchinonye) September 19, 2021

They’ve lastly killed him.

RIP Obadiah https://t.co/YoOZoHd1N1

— Monami dine (@monami911) September 19, 2021

All I can say is God don’t allow them to win. This man revealed loads unknown to us, if really he died then it is really easy so as to add every part collectively, no one will be dumb anymore from this level…there was a motive God gave him boldness to talk out, not less than we’re conscious now! https://t.co/NwbIFHoNdy

— MARK ‘Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) September 19, 2021

Evil folks has killed his physique however his spirit man continues to dwell for eternity. Do not be afraid of those that can kill the physique however not the soul . Only concern he “Jehova” who can kill each the physique and soul. https://t.co/YHJmIF3Hxu

— Abogu Oyi (@AboguOyi) September 19, 2021

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