November 05, (THEWILL) – The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has demanded an immediate probe of the alleged link of the Kogi Central Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, with a notorious terrorist known as Safiu.
The NYM said it is important for security agencies in the country, especially the Police and Department of State Services, DSS, to immediately invite Natasha for questioning so as to throw more light on her alleged involvement with the terrorist that was nabbed by the DSS.
In a statement issued after the NYM meeting in Abuja on Saturday, which was signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, the group warned that no Nigerian should be treated like a VIP on the issue of insecurity.
The group said the gains made by the Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, in the area of security of lives and properties of the people of Kogi State should not be allowed to be eroded by anyone, no matter how highly placed.
The group said; “We demand that the allegation of involvement of Mrs Natasha Uduaghan, with Safiu, the arrested terrorist and others should be thoroughly investigated.
“This is because Kogi State cannot afford to return to how it was before Governor Yahaya Bello assumed office in 2016. Then, it was a regime of killings by terrorists, kidnappings, robberies and all kinds of insecurity.
“It is on record that the ugly trend of a total breakdown of security was brought under control by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration within one year of assuming office and no one should allow Kogi State to be plunged into a security crisis again”.