As the Boko Haram saga continues, it has been revealed that a serving northern governor is among the leaders of the terrorist group.

This development was disclosed by former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, The Punch  reports.

He said, repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader.

Mailafia made the shocking statement while speaking on a radio programme tagged: ‘Morning Crossfire’ on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.

Speaking further, the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the last election, who stated that the terrorists and bandits were one and the same; also said he had a chat with two repentant terrorists who identified the northern governor

According to Mailafia, the terrorists moved weapons even during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19.

In his words, “Some of us also have our intelligence networks. I have met with some of the bandits; we have met with some of their high commanders – one or two who have repented – they have sat down with us not once, not twice.

“They told us that one of the northern governors is the commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram and the bandits are one and the same. They have a sophisticated network. During this lockdown their planes were moving up and down as if there was no lockdown.

“They were moving ammunition, moving money, and distributing them across different parts of the country.”