We have evidence indicting politicians over killings by herdsmen- Presidency

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The Presidency says it is in possession of evidence to prove that some politicians are behind the killings allegedly being carried out by herdsmen in parts of the country.

It said the unnamed politicians were using criminals to perpetuate the killings.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The presidential spokesman, however, assured stakeholders that the government was determined to continue working hard towards a long-term solution to the problem, which he described as ‘historical.’

Buhari had on Friday promised to wield the big stick against some unnamed politicians who he alleged were behind the violence rocking parts of the country.

The President, had at the closing event of the 2018 Army Day celebrations held in Borno State, said such politicians would be fished out and dealt with accordingly.

He claimed the disgruntled politicians who have lost out were sponsoring violence in order to get relevance.

He said a solution was being found to the deadly clashes

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