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FACT CHECK: Trending Photo Shared By IPOB Leader, Kanu Misleading, Not Of Boko Haram In Nigeria

The photo posted by the IPOB chief is not from Nigeria and has nothing to do with the Boko Haram sect, according to SaharaReporters’ investigation.

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), posted a photo of men with weapons in broad daylight on his Twitter page on May 24, 2021.

The gunmen, according to Kanu, were members of the Boko Haram-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd.

“ISWAP/BH ‪#Fulani‬ boys chilling in public, in broad daylight with AK47, educating fellow ‪#Fulani‬ men on their pathway to the Atlantic Ocean. No army, no police. No air strikes, no shoot at sight. No‪ @CatrionaLaing1‬.

“Meanwhile, in Biafraland, young men are being shot at sight.”

As of 4:30 pm on Tuesday, the post has been retweeted by 5,451 accounts with 5, 051 likes and 450 comments.

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According to SaharaReporters, the photo posted by the IPOB chief is not from Nigeria and has nothing to do with the Boko Haram sect.

Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (EIGS) fighters took this picture and others in Ansongo, Tinhama district, Mali.

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Three robbers were arrested and amputated by the insurgents, according to reports.

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