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Did the pictures to depict Peter Obi’s demolition of mosque true? – Project FactCheck Nigeria

A consumer on Twitter, Qudus Akanbi Eleyi (@Qdpaper2) claims that Peter Obi demolished a mosque in Anambra and pursued Hausa, Fulani, and different northerners from the state whereas he was nonetheless governor.

A group of images that depict what seems to be a demolished mosque and of a number of individuals in a desolate state was used to accompany the publish with the caption:


“Northerners will always remember Peter Obi for demolishing their mosque in Anambra. When he was a governor, Hausa, Fulani, and Northerners can forgive Peter Obi for pursuing them out of Anambra, however I’m unsure if they’ll forgive him for demolishing their mosque. They’ll by no means 4give.”

This declare is fake. 


Here’s what we all know … 


One of many pictures depicting the alleged destroyed mosque in Anambra

A Google reverse picture search of the primary picture, a collage of Peter Obi and the alleged demolished mosque, traced the unique picture of the mosque to a information report: “Money scarcity hampers rebuilding of mosques destroyed by Israel.”  


The report revealed the mosque to be the Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz mosque in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, that was destroyed throughout the Israel-Palestine stress that erupted on 4 January 2009.


A number of stories by completely different media retailers captured the incident and detailed how the bombings flattened the Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz mosque in Beit Hanoun and broken many surrounding houses.




Whereas the declare could also be debatable, all the pictures used are pulled from completely different contexts to assist the bogus narrative.

This declare is fake.


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