Terrorism: Kogi wants security agencies to invite Natasha for questioning 

The Kogi state government Monday called on heads of security agencies in Nigeria to invite a senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan, for questioning over alleged terrorism-related activities.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, made available to newsmen in Lokoja.

He said despite heavy security interventions to rid the state of terrorism, politicians had deliberately continued to groom terrorists in the state and import them from neighbouring states.

He alleged that Mrs. Uduaghan had exhibited enough actions to be invited over terrorism-related activities, especially with the manner by which the PDP and organisations linked to Natasha had been advocating for the release of one arrested terrorist called Safiu.

“It is worrisome that Natasha represents came out to openly identify with Safiu, a terror suspect that is linked to the bloody attack on a church in Owo, which led to the death of scores of worshippers. He is also linked to the dastardly attack on the Kuje Correctional Center as well as military formations within and outside of Kogi state.

“It was a relief to the people of Kogi Central that security agencies were able to apprehend their chief tormentor. Criminality doesn’t know political party. A criminal is a criminal and should be treated as such.

“Prior to 2016, the Kogi Central senatorial district was a terrorist den, with dangerous terrorist organisations having cells in the district and hundreds were maimed in broad daylight. The government will not allow a continuation of the old order,” Fanwo said.