Herdsmen Attacks: Tweet Supporting Killings Not From Buhari - Presidency
It appears someone is impersonating Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari and that is happening on Twitter.
The Presidency wants Nigerians to know something about a tweet making the rounds purportedly from President Buhari.
A statement by the spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina says a message on a fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to President Muhammadu Buhari is spurious.
He says the message seeks to justify attacks by herdsmen, saying they were only defending themselves.
“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,” he said.
The Presidency says Buhari stands by his earlier directives that all those behind wanton killings in any part of Nigeria must be brought to book.
Critics have accused the president of giving less attention to the attacks by alleged Fulani herdsmen because he was from that tribe.
The fake tweet is coming days after some herdsmen attacked communities in Benue State, killing over 70 persons.
The attacks sparked mixed reactions across Nigeria, with citizens questioning why there have been no reports of arrests since the attacks occurred.