AFRICA

Photo shows helicopter damaged in Texas, not shot down in Nigeria

Published on 02/02/2023 at 16:05

A post with two images of helicopters has been shared hundreds of times on Twitter, with claims that it shows a Nigerian army chopper being shot down by separatists in southeastern Nigeria. However, this is false. AFP Fact Check found that one of the images is of a 2009 crash in Texas while the other is a stock photo dating back to at least 2008.