Terrorists Now Control Forests In Nigeria – Gov Akeredolu

Gov Akeredolu Orders Installation Of CCTV In Worship Places
The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN)
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While decrying the rising spate of insecurity in his State, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has openly called on the international community to come to Nigeria’s aid in the fight against terrorism.

The Governor had also raised an alarm that a majority of the forests across the nation have been taken over by terrorists.

Akeredolu’s comments came on a day that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the increased kinetic and non-kinetic efforts to trace and bring back over 51 passengers who were unfortunately kidnapped on a Abuja-Kaduna train.

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The Governor stated this while receiving members of the Council of All Saints Church, Jericho, Ibadan, who came on a condolence visit.

He said: “We have terrorists in Nigeria. We need the world to assist Nigeria.

“If Nigeria doesn’t want it, Ondo State wants it. They still attacked somewhere in Ogun State recently. There are terrorists lurking in our forests.”

The governor, who also canvassed that Nigerians be trained on basic civil-defence, reiterated that the people must be prepared for any eventuality. He also called on churches to install CCTV as part of the security measures to prevent a recurrence of Owo terror attack.

While thanking members of the church for the condolence visit, Akeredolu said: “I belong to a church that I am very proud of. And that church deemed it fit at this time in our state to pay a condolence visit.”

Earlier, the chairman of Council, Dr  Adewunmi, who commiserated with the governor and the people of the state over Owo massacre, assured that the church would intensify prayers for the state.

Adewunmi said: “You could trust that your church has always been praying for you.

“You could trust that your church has always supported you in prayers on numerous occasions.

“This one really overwhelmed us, that such a heinous crime could be committed in our land.”

Africa Daily News, New York

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