A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Malaifa, has described insecurity under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst since Nigeria’s independence in 1960.
Mailafia, who was the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 elections, stated this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, also insisted that security was far better under late military dictator, General Sani Abacha.
Speaking on the the assassination attempt on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Mailafia said: “This attempt on the life of an executive governor and incumbent of a state is an attempted attack on the entire people of the state. Those who are trying to do this wicked thing need to understand the implication of what they are trying to do.
“If the governor of a state cannot feel safe to go to his farm, how will the ordinary Benue people feel going to their farms? This is a very bad precedence. The circumstances in Borno are very different. Borno is a war zone, we’ve been living with these evil people for a while but what happened in Benue is totally different and diabolical. We don’t know what they are trying to do but this could affect the whole country.
“Benue people and the people of the Middle Belt will never ever accept this attempt on one of their sons. Nobody is afraid of these people but it is just that these people are given arms and allowed to move freely while the machetes that the ordinary people have are being dispossess from them, they are not even allowed to defend their homes and their families but we are glad that God saved the life of his Excellency, Governor Ortom.”