Thousands of armed foreigners brought into the country to fight a civil war if Goodluck Jonathan didn’t surrender, are the ones carrying out attacks – Mailafia

Former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia has said that the armed foreigners who were allegedly brought into the country to fight a civil war if former President Goodluck Jonathan didn’t surrender in the 2015 presidential election, are the ones carrying out attacks in the north. 

Mailafia who made the allegation in an interview with Punch, said those who brought in the armed foreigners were not ready for peace and planned to deploy them if Jonathan didn’t concede. 

He also described the bandits as terrorists because they carry sophisticated weapons and rockets. 

Mailafia said; 

“During the 2015 elections they brought in thousands of foreigners into this country, armed them because it was a case of if Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t surrender, there will be war. They were ready for civil war; they were not ready for peace. 

“Of course, Jonathan handed over to them and then they turned their backs on the hoodlums and the hoodlums said ‘look, you brought us here and we are still here’.

“There are certain world powers that want to destroy our country. That is what I believe. There was a container load of weapons that were brought in from Turkey. Another time some were brought in from Iran. But nobody probed further and everything was swept under the carpet and that was the end of it.

“I do not believe that the Niger Delta militancy can be compared to the terrorists. These people (terrorists) are not even bandits. A bandit is a common thief or a brigand. The ‘agbero’ are bandits. These people carrying sophisticated weapons and rockets are not bandits. They are terrorists.

“They have killed, they have maimed, they have raped and they have wreaked havoc.”

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