No Road Was Blown Away By Wind in Abia State On Tuesday, September 8, 2020

VERDICT: False

CLAIM: On September 8, 2020, a Twitter handle @Gen_Buhar tweeted an image with the claim that wind blew away a new road in Abia State, Nigeria.

According to the handler the incident occurred in Abia State on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

At the time of writing this report, the tweet has been quoted by 76 accounts, retweeted 163 times, and liked 225 times.

FACT:

This picture is not from Abia State Nigeria as claimed by @Gen_buhar. Checks by fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) show that the image is from Thailand.

Using Google Reverse Image Search, our fact-checkers traced the image to Thailand based websites.

The photograph used by @Gen_Buhar is just one among many images that went viral in September 2019 published by Thansettakij.

CONCLUSIONS

The claim that wind blew away a road in Abia State Nigeria on September 8, 2020, is false. The Centre for Democracy and Development is urging members of the public to always verify all information before sharing on social media and anywhere else.

CDD urges members of the public to remain vigilant and always verify all information before disseminating them.

You can also forward suspicious messages for verification at +2349062910568 or contact us on twitter @CDDWestAfrica

#StopFakeNews #StopDisinformation

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