By Harrison Arubu
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country.
Speaking at a townhall meeting in New York on Sunday evening, Osinbajo said the social media “tends to be hysterical about practically everything”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice president spoke in response to several questions and comments on the security situation back home.
Many members of the audience had taken turns to express concern about the reported spate of killings and kidnapping back home, and wanted to know what the government is doing to address the situation.
He said, “With respect to general kidnapping which we have seen in parts of the country, again, this is not entirely new.
“In fact, some of the kidnapping stories you read or listen to are simply not true anywhere, some are fuelled by politics.
“There are cases of kidnapping, no…