AFRICA

Photo shows victims of Kenyan gang attack, not Fulani terrorists in Nigeria

Published on 28/11/2022 at 14:34

Nigeria in recent years has seen an uptick in deadly clashes between extremists from nomadic Fulani communities and locals, including in the country's southeast where separatists fuel calls for secession with incendiary claims. A recent Facebook post purports to show photos of “two Fulani terrorist kidnappers” and weapons seized from them. But the claim is false: one of the images is of two men attacked in Kenyan gang violence this year, the other of weapons seized in Kenya in 2021.