Atabor Julius Lokoja
The kogi state chapter of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) has expressed sadness over the inability of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the state to protect citizenry as her members in the Central senatorial zone of the state were being abducted .
The party thumb down the police as a result of the abduction of one of its members, Friday Ovoro from his house in the early hours of 23rd January, 2019 by unknown gunmen, dressed in military camouflage stormed his residence,Ohueta, ,Okehi LGA of Kogi state.
In a statement signed by the Acting Chairman of the party in Kogi State, Alh.Mouktar Atimah said since the abduction no information about his whereabout despite series of complaints lodged with the police.
” It will be recall that we have been shouting that the state government is planning to indict our senatorial candidate for Kogi central ,Barr.Natasha H. Akpoti on trump up charges relating to gunrunning and murder.
“We have also made it Known that the present government through the administrators of Okehi and Adavi LG and the former LG Chairman in Okene are in possession of fake military uniforms and firearms which they want to use to implicate Barr.Natasha H.Akpoti for the alleged charges.
“Information reaching us makes us scare about the whereabout of Mr.Friday Ovoro as to the true identities of his abductors.We have all reasons to believe that they want to torture Mr Friday to force him to confess the spurious allegation against Barr Natasha H.Akpoti.
“It will interest the general public to note that we notified the police when military uniforms and weapons were being off loaded into the house of a serving commissioner in Ihima.When there was tension in Ohueta we equally informed security agencies to take proactive steps to forestall the crisis.
We use this medium to call on the higher security authorities to wade into the impending crisis in Kogi Central and also demanding immediate release of Mr.Friday Ovoro from the abductors.