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Herdsmen Killings : We've Evidence Of Politicians' Involvement – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said it was in possession of evidence to prove that some politicians were behind the killings allegedly being carried out by herdsmen in parts of the country.

It said the unnamed politicians were using criminals to perpetuate the killings.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement in Abuja.

Shehu however said climate change, especially the drying up of the Chad Basin, had also been compounding the problem.

He said the climate change, which he described as an issue of global significance, had led to more pressure on the population in the North.

The presidential spokesman however assured stakeholders that the government was determined to continue to work hard towards a long-term solution to the problem which he described as historical.

Shehu also appealed to Nigerians and members of the international community to desist from spreading false information and inflammatory statements concerning the issue.

He said the Federal Government, with the state governments, security agencies and international community should collaborate with a view to resolving the problem.


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