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It says a “yet to identified Igbo young man” relieved himself after getting off a bus. He was “immediately rounded up by Muslim youths who attacked him, plucked his eye balls out before gathering tyres and set him ablaze in broad daylight”.
The article includes two photos, one of a bloodied man with his eyes seemingly removed and another of a heap of burning tyres covering what looks like a human body.
Photos more than two years olds
The photo of the bloodied young man appears in a May 2017 blog post reporting that a “Kaduna State-based Nigerian Muslim man” had “threatened to kill any Biafran Christian that visits the state”.
The other photo is at least four years old. Africa Check traced it to a November 2014 report that a suspected suicide bomber had been attacked and burned alive by a mob in Gombe state in northeastern Nigeria.
There is no credible evidence of any such incident outside a mosque in Abuja in August 2019. – Allwell Okpi
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