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FACT CHECK: Viral video shows clash in Congo, not election violence Nigeria

A viral video showing a violent clash has been making rounds on social media alongside claims that it shows a violent political crisis from the just concluded governorship elections in Nigeria.

The video is being shared across multiple WhatsApp groups in Nigeria.

Verification

CDD Election War Room broke down the video into key frames and conducted multiple reverse image searches to establish the authenticity of the claim.

This led us to multiple reports first from a mini-blogging platform Nairaland. The report from the platform claimed that the incident happened at Oshodi in Lagos state in August 2022. 

The Kenya mojo claimed the incident happened in the Jacaranda Embakasi East of Kenya. The site claims the incident happened on March 20, 2023.

Other reports suggested that the incident occurred in Lingwala, the Congolese capital, in August 2022.

According to multiple reports by the Congolese media, the brawl began after a football tournament in the PLZ field of Lingwala.

A video showing the original incident from Congo

The tournament was said to have been organized by the Congolese Minister of Youth, Yves Bunkulu.

Verdict 

The incident did not happen in Nigeria, but far away in Congo back in August 2022. The video has since circulated periodically in other parts of the African continent.

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