Video of Nigerians carting away goats from trailer is three years old


A video showing people carting away goats from a parked trailer has circulated online.

The video is circulating with a claim people have resulted to looting due to current economic hardship in the country.

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In the video which has gone viral on X, some of the looters tied the animals on their motorcycles while several others dragged or carried the loot on their shoulders with others including women running away with fowls in different directions.

An X user, @joejossy_12 posted the video with a caption :

“Nigeria now, is about looting : Politicians are looting public funds, and the poor and hungry masses are looting to survive. Here, the masses are helping themselves with a trailer load of goats. How did we get here.”

The video has generated over 1000 views as of April 12, 2024.

It was also reposted by Instablog9ja with a vague caption “wait a minute” and generated over 400 reposts and more than 2500 likes as of April 12, 2024.

Another X user, @OjiUgu_nwa posted the video with a caption :

“They’ve started looting goats too, a whole trailer looted(sic).”

The video has generated over 800 reposts and more than 900 likes as of April 17.


Video shows Nigerian looting goats in 2024.

screenshot of the viral post. The claim is MISLEADING


Findings by The FactCheckHub show the claim is MISLEADING.

A keyword search on the internet revealed that the video has been since 2020. An earlier version of the video was posted by WonderTV on Youtube on October 22, 2020.

The video was captioned “Trailers fully loaded with goats and other livestock looted amid nationwide attacks in Nigeria.”

According to media reports, the video shows suspected hoodlums in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State who looted a trailer load of animals meant for sale.

The hoodlums who disguised as #EndSARS protesters stormed the animal market along the Benin-Asaba expressway and vandalized the truck where the animals including sheep, goats and chickens were loaded.


The claim that the video shows recent loot of animals by people is MISLEADING as findings show that the video depicts an incident that happened in Delta state three years ago.

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Nurudeen Akewushola is a fact-checker with FactCheckHub. He has authored several fact checks which have contributed to the fight against information disorder. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 via Twitter.


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