A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has on Wednesday accused world powers of trying to destroy the country.
In today’s modern world, the four world powers are the United States (US), Russia, China and the European Union.
Mailafia also claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst Nigeria has ever experienced.
Trying to juxtapose Buhari’s administration to Abacha’s, Mailafia averred that what is going on in the country under the current administration is unprecedented.
“This is totally unprecedented. This is the worst time ever in the history of Nigeria. You can’t even compare with Abacha’s time; Abacha’s time was a golden era compare with what is happening. Do you think Abacha would have tolerated all these? You can’t travel on these roads, killings everywhere, destructions everywhere.”
Mailafia then suggested that the current security situation in Nigeria is the doing of certain “world powers” who want the country destroyed.
“World powers want to destroy Nigeria and what they have done is to come and meet some people and tell them, ‘You are born to rule’. There is an agenda ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo called Fulanisation and enforcement of one particular religion against the rest, ” he said.
“The world powers encourage them and tell them, ‘We are behind you, go ahead’. They provide the weapons and some local people buy into that idea and they begin a campaign of genocide because if you carry a heavy weapon and go into the forests, go into the ancient Savannah, you kill people, you rape women, what are you? You are committing genocide against the unarmed and defenceless.
The ex-deputy then said that security officials would be unwise to go after Yoruba activist and Oduduwa Republic agitator Sunday “Igboho” Adeyemo, stating that self-defense is a constitutional right.
“Under our law, constitution, International law, others, the people who are about to die to have a right to defend themselves. So they will be wise not to go after Igboho. They should leave that man alone. He is a hero of his people”.