We Have Evidence That Some Politicians Are Using Criminals To Perpetuate Killings – Presidency

 The Presidency has revealed that it has evidence that some politicians are involved in the killing of innocent citizens who died as a result of the crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the country.
This was revealed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
“As President (Muhammadu) Buhari indicated lately, there is evidence of involvement of some politicians using criminals to perpetuate the killings,” the statement said.
Shehu, however, appealed to Nigerians and members of the international community to refrain from spreading false stories and inflammatory statements concerning the recent herder-farmer clashes.
According to him, the Nigerian Government is working closely with state governments and the security services, as well as international partners in order to resolve the issue.
He also noted that the clashes between herders and farmers were historical while the causes of the confrontations witnessed were complex and varied.
Shehu added that climate change, specifically the drying up of the Chad Basin, has led to more pressure on the population in the northern part of the country, stressing that this further compounded the problem.
He explained that climate change was an issue of global significance said the Nigerian Government was determined to continue working closely with its neighbours in order to ensure that a long-term solution was implemented.
“We are strongest as a nation when we are united and it is through unity that we will overcome this challenge,” the presidential aide added.


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