A photo of children sitting on bricks in a flooded mud-walled classroom has become the subject of political debate among Nigerians on Facebook.
“This is not acting,” the post reads. “This is a real-life situation in Dekina LGA of Kogi State Nigeria. Do these innocent children deserve this?” It’s dated 1 September 2021.
The post has led to scrutiny of how well Kogi state government and Dekina local authorities are doing their jobs.
But does the photo really show pupils in a school in Dekina?
Photo snapped in 2019
A reverse image search yields several results, including an article on the Kenyan news site Tuko.
“Kilifi: Netizens angered by viral photo of pupils sitting on bricks in flooded classroom,” the headline of the 9 May 2019 article reads.
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