A message on a fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to President Muhammadu Buhari is in circulation and the presidency has issued a scam alert to warn Nigerians.
The spurious message seeks to justify attacks by herdsmen, saying they were only defending themselves.
A statement by the presidency discaiming the tweets reads, '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. The President stands by his earlier directives that all those behind wanton killings in any part of the country must be brought to book'.