A Nigerian economist and former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who last year said his life was in danger, Obadiah Mailafia is dead.
Mailafia had on 11th September, 2020 said: “Please, pray for me. I have reasons to believe that my life is in danger and that some powerful political forces want to silence me forever for speaking the truth.
“For speaking on behalf of the Holy Martyrs — of thousands of innocent children, women, elderly and youths that have been killed in our beloved country.”
Today Sunday, Mailafia, 64, died at the National Hospital, Abuja.
According to the family, Mailafia was pronounced dead by a medical doctor at the National Hospital Abuja.
Mr Mailafia hailed from Randa, in the Christian-dominated Southern Kaduna, and taught economics at different institutions.
Mailafia, until his dead, was always advocating for a solution to the killings in Southern Kaduna linked to armed herdsmen.
Mailafia was President Muhammadu Buhari led government critic and was always a guest at the Department of State Services (DSS).