12 August 2020 By Josiah Buzun
The Northern Governors Forum has called on security agencies to investigate the allegation by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya in which he said one of the Northern Governors is the Commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
In a statement, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong, said the Forum is concerned about the weighty allegation made by Dr. Mailafiya which must be thoroughly investigated.
It says the Forum which has been working with the Federal Government, security agencies, community, civil society, traditional and religious leaders as well as developmental partners to defeat terrorism, banditary and other forms of crimes in the region, finds the allegation by Dr. Mailafiya very weighty which deserves further investigation.
The statement urges Dr. Mailafiya and all citizens with useful information on activities of criminals and terrorist groups to assist security agencies and Government at all levels with such intelligence reports for proper action.
The Governor also hopes that such allegations are not smear campaigns or attempts to discourage the Northern Governors who are putting in their best to bring an end to insecurity in the region.
It reiterates that the Forum does not, and will not support the activities of any criminal group, because as Governors and their families they are also not spared as was recently witnessed when the convoy of Governor Babagana Zullum of Borno State was attacked.