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Herdsmen menace: Presidency disowns Twitter handle

The Presidency on Saturday disowned a Twitter handle said to belong to President Muhammadu Buhari. A message posted on the handle justified the killings by the herdsmen. But the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said evil doers and enemies of the country were the brains […]
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