AFRICA

This video shows a religious event in Ivory Coast, not forced conversions in Nigeria

Published on 11/05/2021 at 18:20

Nigeria’s ex-aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode tweeted a video of a crowd, claiming that the footage captured members of Nigerian Islamist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa forcefully converting people to Islam in Nigeria’s northern Niger state. This is false; the social media user who originally posted the video clarified that the footage shows a religious event in Ivory Coast. AFP Fact Check confirmed the occurrence of this event with a local journalist in Ivory Coast.