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FACT CHECK: Do These Images Show A Flooded Stadium In Nigeria?

A post shared on Facebook purportedly shows a severely flooded sports stadium in Nigeria. Verdict: False The pictures, which were taken in 2007, show a soccer stadium in Sheffield, England, that flooded. Fact Check: Featured in the Facebook post are two pictures of heavy flooding on the field of a stadium that has blue seats.…
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FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Kenyans In Nairobi Protesting In Solidarity With Nigerians...

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows people in Nairobi, Kenya, demonstrating on June 12 in solidarity with Nigerians. Verdict: False The photo actually shows an October 2020 protest in Nigeria, not Kenya. Fact Check: On June 12, protests in response to militant violence and security issues took place in Nigeria against President Muhammadu Buhari’s…
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Nigeria: Unknown Gunmen Abduct 200 Children from Islamic School

Unidentified terrorists abducted “about 200” children from an Islamic studies school in northern Nigeria on Sunday, Sky News reported. An unknown number of gunmen on motorcycles stormed the town of Tegina in western Nigeria’s Niger state on May 30, state police spokesman Wasiu Abiodun told reporters. Local authorities “were still trying to ascertain” the exact number…
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Police In Italy Arrest Dozens Of Members Of Nigerian Secret Society Charged With Human...

Police in Italy arrested roughly 30 people suspected of being members of a Nigerian gang that was known for carrying out rape and ritual murders, the BBC reported Monday. Authorities carried out raids across 14 Italian provinces in connection to the Nigerian Black Axe mafia syndicate, a secret society that emerged in the 1970s with…
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100+ Chibok Girls Still Missing 7 Years After Boko Haram Kidnapping

More than 100 schoolgirls abducted by the Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram in April 2014 remain missing, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a statement commemorating the seventh anniversary of the kidnapping in northeastern Nigeria’s Chibok village. “Today marks seven years since 279 schoolgirls were abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in Chibok,” the…
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Cameroon Governor: Boko Haram Has Infiltrated Top Levels of Government

Members of the Nigerian Islamic terror group Boko Haram have established close ties in neighboring Cameroon’s political and business circles in recent months, a Cameroonian government official said, Voice of America (VOA) reported over the weekend. “Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, on Nigeria’s border, says that within the past two months, Boko Haram has…
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Chaos In Nigeria After Soldiers Open Fire On Large Anti-Police Demonstration

Late Tuesday night chaos broke out in the Nigerian capital of Lagos as demonstrators calling for an end to police brutality were reportedly fired upon by national soldiers or police attempting to clear the streets. At least one person was killed and one or more others were severely wounded, while dozens more were reported injured as the…
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Nigerian Lawmakers Debate ‘Chopping Off the Genitals’ of Rapists

Nigeria’s legislature on Wednesday advocated for stricter penalties for perpetrators of sexual assault, including “chopping off the genitals” of convicted rapists, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported on Thursday. The number of sexual violence cases reported across Nigeria has surged in recent weeks. Lawmakers convened at the national assembly in the capital, Abuja, on Wednesday to discuss solutions…
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Leaders Of Persecuted Christians In Middle East ‘Deeply Grateful’ For Trump’s International Religious Freedom...

Leaders of persecuted Christian communities expressed their gratitude for an international religious freedom executive order that President Trump signed in June, according to the National Catholic Register. Bishops of churches in the Middle East and Africa applauded the the Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom, especially since it comes at a time of rampant persecution…
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FACT CHECK: Did Nigeria Lose 700 Billion Naira From A Coronavirus Relief Fund In...

An image shared on Facebook claims the Nigerian government lost 700 billion naira from a COVID-19 relief fund to a fire. Verdict: False The Nigerian Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning refuted the claim on Twitter. Fact Check: The Facebook post features a screen grab of an article, which put up the headline “We…

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