Video Showing A Boy Being Tortured With Electric Current, Not From Nigeria

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Trending video showing a boy being tortured with electric current, not from Nigeria but Mali THE scene in a video shared multiple times online, showing a boy being tortured with an electric current, was alleged to have taken place in Nigeria. The video circulated on social media in June 2021, showing a boy tied to a makeshift metal cross by a man who held an exposed electric wire. The man in the video used the electric wire on the metal the boy was tied to, leading to convulsion as electricity passed through the metal. The video was shared by a Nigerian Twitter user, Tosin Opeoluwa @CoachTosin, on June 17, 2021, and has had more than 27000 views, with 667 retweets, 167 quoted tweets and 301 likes. Multiple comments under the post alleged the torture incident might have happened in Nigeria. The claim that the location in the video is Nigeria is false. The ICIR found out that the incident happened in Mali. Before the video began to trend in Nigeria, The ICIR had also found that a Kenyan, Nelson Mimi Mung’asia, based in Doha, the capital of Qatar, shared the 1t on June 10, 2021, on his Facebook account. The ICIR subjected the video to verification by using the Invid video verifier, which directed its reporter to Facebook pages, Mali Focus and Mali-Sadio TV, which published a post in French on the incident on June 8, 2021, using a screengrab of the tortured video from a TikTok account, benskshy.

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