Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has said insecurity remains a global phenomenon and urged Nigerians not to view the country’s current security situation from either an ethnic or a political view.
Keyamo said this on his Twitter handle on Friday while reacting to the latest mass shooting in the US city of Indianapolis.
The incident left eight people dead at a FedEx Ground facility before the gunman killed himself, according to police and city officials in Indianapolis.
Reacting, Keyamo lamented the statistics on shootings in the US.
But while admitting that the US situation cannot be used as a reason to justify the current state of insecurity in Nigeria, the minister insisted that this threat is not one to be politicised in the country as it happens across the world.
Yet, another mass shooting in the USA today. The statistics in the US is staggering. However, it’s no excuse for our state of insecurity & it is immoral for us to compare & say ours is even lesser. But we should stop ethnicising & politicising what is clearly a global phenomenon pic.twitter.com/mSYYehkdMl
— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) April 16, 2021