One of the foremost critic of Fulani hegemony in Nigeria and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia is dead.
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Peoples Gazette learnt from family sources.
Mr Mailafia, 64, died on Sunday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja. He was certified dead by a medical doctor at the nation’s foremost public health facility, The Gazette learnt.
Mr Mailafia hailed from Randa, in the Christian-dominated Southern Kaduna, and taught economics at different institutions.
He spent the latter part of his years advocating for a solution to the protracted killings in Southern Kaduna, which had been linked to armed herdsmen of Fulani origin.
He became a frontline critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies as part of his advocacy and was recently invited by the State Security Service to explain some of his on-air comments about deliberate violence across the country.
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