Viral photo of road shared on social media not from Kaduna but PakistanBy Niyi Oyedeji on August 15, 2021
A TWITTER user on Friday August 13, 2021 shared a picture of a tarred road claiming it emanated from Kaduna State in Nigeria.
The Twitter user with the handle @Mamatee001 in a tweet archived here said the road was constructed by Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai.Kad
The tweet read “This is not Canada but Kaduna. A road constructed by that man u hate @elrufai he is not sharing kerosene neither Is he giving wheel barrow but building future. A leader who excel even when some evil are bent in destroying his government. A great Man to study like encyclopedia.”
Picture shows tarred road in Kaduna state.
Checks by The FactCheckHub show that the picture emanated from Pakistan and not Kaduna as claimed by the twitter user.
- Pictures of bad roads in PDP’s press release are of Liberia, NOT Nigeria
- These photos of road being destroyed are from South Africa and not related to #EndSARS protests in Nigeria
A Google reverse image search conducted by The FactCheckHub shows the image was on the internet before.
Similarly, a Google earth imagery search conducted by The FactCheckHub revealed that the picture is that of Hazara Motorway in Pakistan.
Hazara Motorway, otherwise known as M-15 Motorway is a 180-kilometre controlled-access road motorway linking Brhan interchange near Hassan Abdal in Punjab province with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The road starts from Havelian and ends at Thakot.
The picture of tarred road shared by a Twitter user was constructed in Pakistan and not Kaduna thereby making the claim FALSE