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FACT-CHECK: As Claimed By Fani-Kayode, Was Picture Of Man Holding A Burnt Child From Oyo Community?




Declare: An image connected to a Twitter thread by former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode featured a person holding a burnt little one. Fani-Kayode described the image as a casualty from the Igangan disaster in Oyo State. 

Nonetheless, findings present that the image was not from the Igangan disaster however from the Southern Cameroon (Ambazonian) genocide.

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On Saturday, suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded the Igangan neighborhood within the Ibarapa North space of Oyo State, killing no fewer than 10 residents.


SaharaReporters gathered that the herdsmen arrived at Igangan round 11:00 pm on Saturday and operated until round 3.30am on Sunday. 

Additionally, homes and different property had been burnt within the course of.


The farmers/herders’ clashes in Igangan generated public outcry after the homicide of Fatai Aborode, a PhD holder and huge scale farmer, who was purportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen.


The travails of many residents of the world had attracted the intervention of Yoruba Freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), who ordered the eviction of the Fulani inhabitants from the city.



Sunday Igboho, in January, ordered Fulani folks to go away Yorubaland inside seven days. 


He accused the Fulani neighborhood within the space of masterminding abductions, killings, and different felony actions within the space.


He stated, “Fulani can’t take over our land from us. We personal our land and we cannot permit anyone to take it from us. Some persons are intimidating us however we cannot succumb to their risk. For the Fulani dwelling right here, we’re not combating them, if they’ll dwell with us peacefully. Our concern is about Fulani taking on our land, kidnapping and killing our folks…”


What adopted was the burning of the home of the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdulkadir, who was pressured to go away the neighborhood after his settlement was allegedly set on fireplace by aggrieved youths.



Abdulkadir informed SaharaReporters in Ibadan that he, his wives and youngsters had been despatched out of the settlement, including that 11 automobiles and homes had been burnt within the course of.



The current assault attracted public outrage, with many individuals condemning the herdsmen invasion. 


A type of who condemned the lethal assault on Igangan is the previous aviation minister, who took to his Twitter web page on Sunday.



Nonetheless, the previous minister, who is understood for posting controversial contents used a deceptive image.


His tweet had garnered over 1, 800 likes, 1, 100 retweets and a few quote tweets.


Additionally, the image was utilized by a weblog, radiobiafrafreedom on Monday, June 7, calling on the United Nations for assist and captioning the image as one from Nigeria. A caption of the image on the weblog reads, “Expensive #UN, this image is the handiwork of Fulani troopers aiding Fulani herdsmen the brothers of Buhari and Amina J Mohamed  [email protected] @UNHumanRights @UN_HRC @mbachelet @SecBlinken @IntlCrimCourt.”


Checks by SaharaReporters have revealed that the picture was from the Ambazonian disaster in Southern Cameroon.


With using Reverse picture search, it’s clear that the image was initially captured in February 2021 from the disaster at Tiben, Batibo in British Southern Cameroon.


On an internet site,, a video captured the person, recognized as Mr Ndi, holding a burnt child whereas others round him mourned ( The report was dated February 17, 2021.


It said that the newborn was left behind by its mother and father after French Cameroun Bulubeti militias invaded Tiben, Batibo Subdivision (Moghamo Native Authorities) of the territory of British Southern Cameroon (Ambazonia) on 11 February 2021.


SaharaReporters additionally used InVid, a video verification platform that confirmed the authenticity of the video.



Findings confirmed that the image of a burnt child being circulated with claims it was captured from the Igangan disaster on Twitter is fake. The image was from a separate occasion in a foreign country.

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