The presidency has reversed itself following news of Fulani herdsmen attack and killings of 81 person in Benue State.
recall that this news house had reported of the deaths by the rampaging 4th most deadliest terror group in the world.
The presidency swiftly denied that allegation stating that news and pictures making rounds on the internet was the genocide in Democratic Republic of Congo.
It tweeted that “Law enforcement agents are working to ascertain the accuracy of reports of fresh killings in Benue State. The @PoliceNG will issue a statement.
Well, the presidency now admits that a clash between herders and farmers did happen in Benue State.
It also acknowledged that deaths were reported, but that only 22 persons was killed.
The presidency hinged their reversal on a police report published today.
The presidency, through it’s official social media handle tweeted the following:
The police report denounced Sun Newspapers’ publication regarding alleged killing of farmers by Fulani herdsmen.
The report “Clarifies that Benue State command withnessed incidents of herdsmen attacks on some communities in the State.
“The attacks happened at Logo and Ukum local Government Areas, were 22 deaths was recorded.
“In order to quickly stem the tide of such incidents in the affected areas, and indeed other perceived volatile locations in the State, Mobile Police men have been fully deployed to effectively checkmate these excesses.
“The Commissioner of Police in Benue State assures members of the general public and the good people of Benue State of her renewed efforts in crime fighting.
“He appeals to all citizens to remain calm and report suspicious persons or objects to the police,” The police stated.
The report also revealed that the reported attacks happened across several days; spanning from 30th May 2016 to 20th June, 2016.