The recording is of an incident that happened in July 2020.
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This video on Facebook supposedly of a ruptured pipeline in Aboru, Nigeria, in July 2023 is MISSING CONTEXT.
The clip, which was published on 25 July 2023, was accompanied by a text urging netizens to share the video so that Aburo residents can get help.
“Pls share this video to help people in Aboru via lyana Ipaja Oke odo local government Lagos State. Pipeline outburst around the place,” the post reads.
But is the video from July 2023?
According to a report by The Whistler on 7 July 2020, the video was taken by a resident and depicts petroleum spewing out of a ruptured pipeline in Lagos State.
On 26 July 2023, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) also released a statement confirming that the video is from July 2020.
“The NNPC Ltd. wishes to inform the general public, especially communities in the Aboru axis of Lagos State, that a video in circulation on social media indicating a pipeline leakage in the area is three years old and should thus be disregarded in its entirety,” NNPC said.
PesaCheck examined a video on Facebook supposedly of a ruptured pipeline in Aboru, Nigeria, in July 2023 and found it to be MISSING CONTEXT.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
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The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.