Nigerian Govt Warns Against Fake News

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The Nigerian Government has appealed to citizens as well as members of the international community to refrain from spreading false stories and inflammatory statements concerning the recent herder-farmer clashes.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja.

According to him, Nigerian Government is working closely with state governments and the security services, as well as international partners to resolve the ongoing issue.

He said the clashes between herders and farmers are historical and the causes of these confrontations are varied and complex.

Climate change he said specifically the drying up of the Chad Basin, has led to more pressure on the population in the North of Nigeria, which further compounded the problem.

As President Buhari indicated lately, there is evidence of involvement of some politicians using criminals to perpetuate the killings.

He said the Federal Government makes no distinction amongst the population and works tirelessly to protect all Nigerian people.

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