Old images shared on social media as fresh plane crash in Nigeria’s northwest

Published on 30/07/2021 at 17:10

An image of a crash site has been shared multiple times on Facebook alongside claims that it shows a July 2021 crash of a military aircraft in Kaduna state, northwestern Nigeria. This is misleading: the image dates back to May 2021, and shows the spot of a military plane crash in which former chief of army staff Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers died. The Nigerian Air Force explained that while one of its planes did crash in July, this incident occurred in Zamfara state, not Kaduna.