According to him, he got the information about a northern governor leading Boko Haram from traders in a market.
Recall that Mailafia had come under trouble since he made the statement, during an interview with Nigeris info.
The Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mailafia over a claim.
After his release from DSS custody, he said he is ready to lay down his life for the country like Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, did for his country.
But in an interview with BBC Hausa on Thursday, Mailafia said he got the information from “some Fulani traders” in the market and did not know that his statement would go viral.
According to him, his words were misunderstood and that he did not even know he was recorded on video.
Mailafia said he told the DSS what he knew about the incident and would not repeat what he said. He apologized for any comments he made that offended others.
Source: Naija News