The Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has said that terrorists have taken over the forest in Nigeria.
Akeredolu, while receiving members of the Council of All Saints Church, Jericho, Ibadan, who came on a condolence visit, called on the international community to come to the aid of the country.
The governor 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.”
Akeredolu tabled his complaint on the same day President Muhammadu Buhari directed increased kinetic and non-kinetic efforts to trace and bring back the 51 or more kidnapped railway passengers still being held by terrorists.
Families of the released victims have also complained that their loved ones are mentally unstable, sick, traumatized and hospitalized due to harsh conditions faced while captured.