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BENUE KILLINGS: Purveyors of fake news about Buhari are enemies of Nigeria- Presidency



The presidency has disowned a tweet purportedly sent out by President Muhammadu Buhari justifying the recent killings in Benue State perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Mr Femi Adesina in a statement on Saturday stated that “The spurious message seeks to justify attacks by herdsmen, saying they were only defending themselves.

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“Evil doers and enemies of our country are obviously at work, seeking ways to further advance their pernicious acts. The message is denounced in its entirety, and President Buhari stands by his earlier condemnation of the killings in Benue and other parts of the country as dastardly and unacceptable before God and man.

“Those behind the concocted message are also enemies of God and man, who have no place in a decent society.

“The President stands by his earlier directives that all those behind wanton killings in any part of the country must be brought to book”, he said.


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