The Presidency has on Sunday claimed that it has evidence linking politicians to the crisis that had led to the clash between the herdsmen and the farmers in the country.
Garba Shehu who is the Senior Special Assitant to President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this in Abuja.
The Special assistant warned Nigerians and international community against spreading the fake news to escalate the crisis.
“As President (Muhammadu) Buhari indicated lately, there is evidence of the involvement of some politicians using criminals to perpetuate the killings,” the statement said.
Garba said the crisis that had taken thousands of lives is historical and the causes are complex and varied.
“We are strongest as a nation when we are united and it is through unity that we will overcome this challenge,” the presidential aide added.
“Government can achieve lasting peace only with the sincere and active cooperation of communities, religious leaders, youths and other stakeholders. These include the Media in whose hands lies the power to frame, shape the perspectives and narratives which influence the thinking of millions of people within and outside Nigeria.
“Let us collectively shame those who are stoking the fires of ethnic and religious conflicts for their short-term political gains. This country belongs equally to Christians and Muslims and even those who claim ignorance of God,” the President had told the Christian leaders on Thursday.
The government claimed that it’s working towards resolving the crisis and has no distinction among the people.