Oyo crisis: Viral photo of man drenched in blood was NOT shot in 2021By Niyi Oyedeji on February 16, 2021
A PICTURE of a man drenched in blood has been shared multiple times online with the claim that it shows a scene from the Hausa/Yoruba clash at Shasha area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
This photo surfaced online at the heat of the clash reported on February 12, 2021, which led to the trending of the hashtag #StopKillingNortherners on Twitter, the following day.
Twitter users, who shared the picture, allude that the man is a Hausa man who was attacked during the clash.
On February 14, 2021 a Twitter user, Idrwyatbtctmyaaffafisoya with the username @iamunscramz tweeted the picture with the caption;
What is his crime? He speaks Hausa fluently and wears a Hausa native and also stays in OYO. #StopKillingNortherners
A day before the tweet, on Saturday, February 13, 2021, there were reports of ethnic clash between Hausa and Yoruba people at Shasha area of Ibadan. This is was reported here, here and here.
However, since then, there have been a number of misleading pictures and videos circulating on social media. The FactCheckHub had earlier debunked one of such videos here.
The photo shows a Hausa man, drenched in blood, who was attacked in Oyo State following the Hausa/Yoruba clash in Shasha community.
Multiple searches conducted by the FactCheckHub show that the picture has been on the internet since 2015.
The picture, which has been used to depict various ethnic and communal clashes, was traced online to May 29, 2015.
A search conducted by the FactCheckHub using the Tineye search revealed that the picture originally emanated from a clash which happened in 2015 in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The Vanguard Newspaper reported that the picture was that of one of the injured victims of the Ado-Ekiti crisis.
The claim that the photo shows a Hausa man, drenched in blood, who was attacked in Oyo State following the Hausa/Yoruba clash in Shasha community is FALSE.
The picture is from a clash which took place in Ekiti State in 2015.