The Center Belt Discussion board, MBF, has noticed with dismay over what it described as a deliberate ploy to stifling different voices within the nation.
The discussion board additionally noticed with dismay the travails of each Rt. Hon Na’Abba and Dr. Mailafia within the arms of safety businesses over their feedback on nationwide points.
MBF Nationwide President, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, in an announcement made obtainable to DAILY POST in Kaduna on Sunday, he stated, “The eye of the Center Belt Discussion board (MBF) has been drawn to invites prolonged by the Division of State Service (DSS) to the previous Deputy Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential candidate of the African Democracy Congress (ADC) within the 2019 polls, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, over his current interview with Nigerian Information 93.3FM.
¹”Going by the startling revelations disclosed by the Oxford Economist that attracted outrage from inside and out of doors the nation, Dr. Mailafia would, after his preliminary look on the Jos workplace of the DSS, insist that he stood by the media interview. A couple of days later, he was re-invited by the key police in Jos, and later banned from chatting with the media on the matter.
“Contemplating these invites by the DSS to this patriotic Nigerian who’s a distinguished son of the Center Belt, we’re nervous that after showing earlier than the key police twice with out a fail, one other invitation was issued to Dr Mailafia on Friday, August 21, 2020 by the Nigeria Police requesting him to seem earlier than them tomorrow, Monday August 24, 2020 in Abuja,” the assertion defined.
The discussion board described his invitation to Abuja by the Police as refined acts of intimidating different voices, including that the previous Speaker of the Home of Representatives. Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, was additionally a visitor of the key police in Abuja final Monday the place he was grilled over his media interview by which he was quoted to have referred to as for self-determination for Nigerians.
As a Discussion board representing all ethnic nationalities within the North, for which the Oxford Economist is a member, the discussion board referred to as on the police to cease additional harassment of each the previous Speaker and ADC presidential candidate whose feedback had been solely meant to function wake-up requires the nation’s safety businesses to sort out the raging insurgency and grave insecurity shredding our nation.
The MBF added that it’s at all times in fixed contact with Dr Mailafia since his ordeal within the arms of the DSS, and are utterly stored abreast of the matter.
As a discussion board, it stated they’re nervous that there are makes an attempt by some unscrupulous individuals to both change the narratives or ridicule the supply of Dr. Mailafia’s disclosure as unreliable.
The Discussion board needs to declare that Dr. Mailafia’s disclosure is in tandem with realities on the bottom and challenged the nation’s safety forces to cease rural killings and make sure the protected return of our sacked communities now in numerous Internally Displaced Individuals (IDP) camps again to their ancestral lands.
The discussion board famous, “Simply final Wednesday in Zuru, Kebbi State, the Inspector-Common of the Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, disclosed that safety businesses have found that banditry rocking our nation has assumed a world dimension, with Nigerien, Sudanese, Malian and Libyan bandits, amongst others, unleashing terror on Nigerians.
“Is that disclosure by the IG not in tandem with Mailafia’s disclosure?
We name on each the DSS and the Police to cease additional harassment of Dr. Mailafia and focus on their core mandates of securing lives and property of residents.”