An All Progressives Congress senator representing Oyo Central, Teslim Folarin, has declared that more Nigerians have been killed by terrorists and organised criminals under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration than in previous governments.
The APC senator was speaking on ‘The Challenges of Governance and Security in Nigeria’ at the 2021 lecture of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association in Ibadan.
Folarin, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Local Content, said daily media reports had shown that insecurity was rising in recent years.
He said, “There are more out-of-school children than ever before. There are more deaths from terrorist attacks and organised crimes than the previous years.
“There are cases of avoidable clashes of herders and farmers over land as well as resources. There are agitations for political self-determination within the country. All these are facts but dangerously familiar.”
According to Folarin, when there are security challenges, the progress of the people, public infrastructure and resources, and governance will be held hostage.