Photo shows Nigeria’s secret police blockading national assembly in 2018, not politician’s home

Published on 11/08/2022 at 14:02

Social media posts in Nigeria are sharing an image of a group of armed officers alongside a claim that the country’s secret service had besieged the home of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the Labour Party’s pick as deputy to presidential candidate Peter Obi. However, the image was actually taken in 2018 when armed agents from the Department of State Services (DSS) blockaded parliament in the capital Abuja. There is also no evidence they recently surrounded Baba-Ahmed’s home.