The Nigerian nationals in question were arrested in India for alleged cybercrime in August 2023.
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A post shared on X (formerly Twitter), with a video purportedly of two Nigerian nationals caught trying to escape Gaza with stolen money amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, is FALSE.
The post reads, “Breaking News: Two AfganEastern boys living in Gaza caught with a stolen money while trying to escape through Egypt/Gaza border (sic).”
The text across the video reads: “Two Nigerian boys arrested between Gaza and Egypt after they looted money from their Palestinian boss lady in Gaza doing the war and tried to escape.”
According to the narrator in the video, the men identified as “Chinaza and Ekperifuna” stole “1.6 million dollars” from their lady boss at a factory that “sells all sorts of lights” in Gaza.
According to the police statement, the accused persons, both from Nigeria, arrived in India separately on student visas.
PesaCheck has looked into a post shared on X with a video purportedly of two Nigerian nationals caught trying to escape Gaza with stolen money amid the Israel-Hamas conflict and finds it to be FALSE.
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.