Ace Vanguard columnist and public intellectual, Dr Obadiah Mailafia is dead.
According to a source, the 64-year-old former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) died at the National Hospital Abuja.
Mailafia hailed from Randa in the Christian-dominated area of Southern Kaduna in Kaduna state.
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.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.