Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has said the sovereignty of the country is being challenged by terrorists.
Mailafia spoke over the weekend at the Reconciliation House in Akure, Ondo State, during a symposium organized by Forum for Good Governance of the Towards Revival for All Nations (TRANS 21).
He said Nigeria is no longer a nation, adding that the federal government is sharing power with Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in the north.
The ex-CBN governor, who had in 2020 claimed that a governor in the north is the leader of Boko Haram, were urged Christians to rise against the radical Islam coming into the country from the Sahara.
Speaking on the theme ‘The Role of the Church in Nation Building’, Mailafia, emphasized that virtually all institutions in Nigeria have collapsed, with the country unable to perform its statutory roles.
“Nigeria has fallen from the grace to the most terrorised nation in the world. Nigeria cannot be described as a nation because the power is not concentrated in the hands of government alone. There are other blocs that now have power of coersion”, he said.
While alleging that there is an ongoing agenda to Islamise the country, Mailafia said that Boko Haram now controls more than half of Niger State.
“The kind of Islam that is coming from Sahara is dangerous. They want to take over your land and enslave you. Christians must rise to protect it,” he added.
“In the North East alone, more than 3000 churches have been destroyed, more than 400 priests and pastors have been killed. And there is a pattern that is reserved only for Christians, and that is beheading.”