“Can this be true?” the caption asks. “Kidnappers on Ife-Ibadan Road caught today during operation. Lord help my coumtry Nigeria!!!”
The video was posted on 19 June 2019 and has been shared 6,900 times.
There have been many media reports of banditry on the Ife-Ibadan highway. But does the video show kidnappers arrested on the road?
Union members at governor’s inauguration
In the video, one of the officers can be heard admonishing the men for bringing charms and weapons to an inauguration.
And one of the comments reads: “Fake news sis, they are political touts arrested on inauguration day.”
The video actually shows 29 members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers who were arrested at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium on 29 May 2019. The stadium was the venue for the inauguration of Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde.
State police commissioner Shina Olukolu later told journalists that the suspects were nabbed at the entrance to the stadium.
He said guns, cutlasses, knives, charms and narcotics were seized from the suspects at the venue. – Jennifer Ojugbeli
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