Viral image does not show longest bridge in Abia

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Summary

A Facebook user, Peter Terlumun Impedance, has posted an image with a claim that it is the longest bridge in Abia state and also attributed its construction to Alex Otti, the current governor of the state.

OUR VERDICT: The claim that the image shows a flyover bridge in Abia State is MISLEADING; the image shows a bridge under construction in China.

A Facebook user, Peter Terlumun Impedance, has posted an image with a claim that it is the longest bridge in Abia state and also attributed its construction to Alex Otti, the current governor of the state.

The caption of the post read:

Abia state longest bridge, This is the work of Alex Otti…
well-done sir..

READ: Viral image is that of Nansha bridge in China, not related to Nigeria

Another Facebook user, Tobit E Obasi, also posted the same image in a video reel with a caption thus:

INFRASTRUCTURE and DEVELOPMENT: Aba, Abia state longest bridge… a true testament of a man that is on a destined mission!!! This is the work of Alex C Otti This type of Bridge would put Abia state straight on the map…

Both claims were posted on June 24, 2024 on the social media platform and have had significant tractions.

 

CLAIM

Image shows a flyover bridge in Abia State.

 

THE FINDINGS

Findings by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is MISLEADING!

Screenshot of the claim; INSERT, Misleading verdict
Screenshot of the claim retrieved from Facebook. INSERT: Misleading verdict

A Google Lens search conducted on the image showed that the flyover is situated in China. The image was posted by an X user @CivilEngDis on June 22, 2024.

A look at the profile shows that the user constantly posts architectural design and construction on the social media page.

ALSO READ : Viral images of bridge in circulation are that of Rivers’ Garrison flyover bridge, not Ebonyi

The FactCheckHub has previously debunked some claims about fly-overs which were misleadingly attributed to infrastructures in some Nigerian states as seen here and here.

 

THE VERDICT

The claim that the image shows a flyover bridge in Abia State is MISLEADING; the image shows a bridge under construction in China.

Fact-checker at The FactheckHub | [email protected]

Seasoned fact-checker and researcher Fatimah Quadri has written numerous fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy pieces for The FactCheckHub in an effort to combat information disorder. She can be reached at sunmibola_q on X or [email protected].

SOURCE: Peter Terlumun Impedance via Facebook.

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