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Farmer/Herder Clashes: FG warns against fake news



The Federal Government has urged its citizens as well as members of the international community to stop spreading false stories and statements concerning the recent herder-farmer clashes.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
According to shehu, the federal government is working hand in hand with state governments and the security services as well as international partners to resolve this ongoing crisis.
He said “The clashes between herders and farmers are historical. The causes of these confrontations are varied and complex.”
“Climate change, 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.”
“Climate change is an issue of global significance and the Nigerian Government is determined to continue working closely with its neighbours in order to ensure that a long-term solution can be implemented.’’
According to the presidential aide, the Federal Government makes no distinction amongst the population and works tirelessly to protect all Nigerian people.
“We are strongest as a nation when we are united and it is through unity that we will overcome this challenge,’’ he added.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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