https://twitter.com/Uche31163239/status/1401361355849015299?s=19A Nigerian Twitter user, @uche31163239 has shared a bogus and false claim on micro-blogging platform, that some Nigerian Soldiers deployed to the state to forestall breakdown of law burnt a baby girl to death in Ebonyi, Nigeria.
Checks by Vreporters on Sunday morning showed that the user has just four followers and he is following 60 tweeps on the platform.
Vreporters gathered that the misleading information was initially shared on Facebook and later shared on Twitter with just one like.
The burning of houses including a baby girl according to report was carried out on the order of Governor Lele Afrique’s commanded soldiers in village of Tiben in Batibo Local government in Cameroon on the 11th of February, 2021.
Below is the report of the incident:
“The latest killing in the village of Tiben in Batibo Local government further shows not only how sanguinary this French Cameroun appointed governor is, but how much his genocidal killings since 2016 have been encouraged with no sanctions. He presided over the gruesome Ngarbuh massacre and still have the audacity to go condole with the grieving mothers. He has killed, burnt, buried in mass graves of countless women and children in Anglophone Cameroon (British Southern Cameroon/Ambazonia). For four years, the world has watched with lip services. The latest is in the locality of Tiben in Batibo on 11 February, 2021. Governor Lele Afrique’s commanded soldiers not only burnt villages, but deliberately set a baby on fire as they retreat.
“The world watches in silence. More than 24000 have been killed since 2016. The crisis started as a mere demand for a return to the article of union between these two UN-mandated territories of English-speaking Cameroon and French-speaking Cameroon in 1961.”
The claim is nothing but FALSE, although there is presence of some Nigerian soldiers in Ebonyi and other part of the States in southeast due to incessant attack on police formations and security agents in the geopolitical zone by some ‘unknown gunmen’.