A video forwarded many times on WhatsApp shows military troops beside dead bandits after a recent gun fight.
The claim is FALSE
Earlier in September, there were reports that no fewer than 50 bandits were killed with atleast 20 soldiers dead in a clash in Kundu village near Zungeru in Wushishi, Niger State.
It was learnt that seven other soldiers and five vigilantes sustained varying degrees of gunshot injuries. This comes after a recent attack on troops and the crash of a Nigerian Air Force helicopter.
The video being shared had the caption “Bandits killed after gun battle with army in Kundu along Zungeru Tegina road.”
A voice was heard saying most of the terrorists were not more than fifteen years old and some looked like foreigners.
Using InVid video verification tool, the result showed that the video is an old clip from 2021 when Nigerian troops killed Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders and destroyed their training bases at Lake Chad.
Several fact checking agencies, including the DailyTrust, have announced that the video claim is FALSE.
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Is website link for Oyo State palliative funds real?
A notice being shared across social media claims that the Oyo State government is calling on citizens to apply for #25,000 palliative fund via a website link
The claim is false
According to the circulating message, interested benefitiaries were to visit the link https://slnkz.com/Oyo-palliative-ng to confirm eligibility.
Though the state governor Seyi Makinde recently announced that the state government will pay Oyo Workers 25,000 and Pensioners N15,000 for Six Months, He however made no mention of a website link.
The pseudo website redirected to one reno-coin website which didn’t load as at the time of check.
A government official explained that workers and pensioners will get the fund credited to the account numbers registered with the state government.
If at all there will be need for a website, it would be the Oyo State government website – oyostate.gov.ng
The web link for checking eligibility for the Oyo State palliative fund is FALSE.
Is Rema a Ghanaian?
A Facebook user posted that Rema, a Ghanian Artiste made Africa proud by performing at the Ballon D’Or.
The claim is FALSE
The post by Raggaemarley Chelsea has gathered 75k likes, 3k comments and 70 shares as at the time of check.
Rema, Afrobeats superstar, delivered a thrilling performance at the 2023 Ballon d’Or award
He gave an electrifying performance at the ceremony which took place in Paris, France captivating the audience with his incredible talent and stage presence.
However, he is not a Ghanian.
Rema’s real name is Divine Ikubor. He is Leading the Next Generation of Nigerian Pop.
He was born 1 May 2000 Benin City, Edo, Nigeria to Nigerian parents.
The claim that Afrobeats superstar, Rema is a Ghanian is False!