By Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos
The Department of State Security Service (DSS), on Wednesday in Jos, released on bail the former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor Dr Obadiah Mailafia, who was invited to their office over a comment made on Boko Haram.
Mailafia, in an interview with a Lagos based media house and retrieved by our correspondent, had said one of Nigerian northern governors is a leader of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
However, speaking to newsmen shortly after his release, Mailafia said he was treated with great respect and decorum during his interrogation by the security operative.
According to him: “All the killings in southern Kaduna and other States in the country must stop with immediate effect. Every Nigerian child is my child.
“I am not talking politics like Nelson Mandela. The struggle for the emancipation of the people is my concern and I am not afraid to die for the sake the people,” he said.
Mailafia said it is the duty of government to protect the lives and property of its citizens, adding that government at all levels must take the security of lives seriously.
Earlier, Mailafia’s wife, Margret, called on the international community, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. TY Danjuma, Gen. JT Useni, IBB and other stakeholders to intervene in the release of her husband.
Margret had earlier made the call in a media chat with journalists close to the DSS office in Jos while waiting for her husband to be released.
She insisted that the DSS should not give her husband food, water or anything to be taken orally.
She insisted that it is not possible for everyone to belong to the APC and that the 19 Northern governors should be held responsible if anything happens to her husband.