This 2011 video shows rebels during Libya's war, not Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria

Published on 07/05/2021 at 13:40

A video has been shared thousands of times on Facebook with the claim that it shows Boko Haram insurgents hoisting their flag in Niger state, close to Nigeria’s capital Abuja. This is false: the clip, filmed in 2011 during the Libyan Civil War, shows rebel fighters at the western entrance to the city of Ajdabiya.