The presidency has once again dragged the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan into its affairs.

This has been the approach of the federal government to most national issues since it took over on May 29, 2015.

In the heat of the herdsmen killings in Benue and some other states, the presidency decided to dig up statistics showing the total number of deaths recorded during the Jonathan administration. 

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed these in a video he posted on his Facebook page. 

He insisted that the recent spate of killings by herdsmen in parts of the country has nothing to do with Buhari being Fulani.

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The presidential spokesman said, “Something that is disturbing that I have heard about it is linking those developments to the fact that a Fulani man is President and so, he is brooking such kind of evil acts.

“I think that is very unkind. And I will try to back my position with statistics.

“In 2013, particularly, there were nine cases of herdsmen invading communities in Benue state alone and more than 190 people were killed.

“In 2014, there were about 16 of such tragic developments with more than 231 people killed. And then there was a change of government in May 2015.

“But between January and May 2015, there were six attacks which left about 335 people dead.

“Now, the question is, during that period, did we have a Fulani president?”

See video below