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Video Of Armed Robbers Falsely Claimed To Be Of Ekiti Children kidnappers: Fact-Check 

A sensitive video of a group of injured individuals has been shared, claiming that Ekiti children kidnappers were captured by Amotekun and local hunters.

@RashwalRashwal tweeted “Ekiti children kidnappers captured by Amotekun and local hunters using drones to find and locate them. Combination of intelligence, technology and raw courage. Imagine what local police can achieve!” on Feb 3, 2024. The tweet has received an about 750k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @RodemiF made the same claim that Ekiti children kidnappers were captured by the Amotekun and local hunters using drones to locate them. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

According to reports, the video shows armed robbers apprehended by the Osun Amotekun Anti-Cultism Squad, Osun Police Anti-Cultism Units, and Hunters as they attempted to attack the Dangote Integrated Steel Rolling Mills Osogbo at midnight in mid-January 2024. It has nothing to do with Ekiti child kidnappers.

We visited Eagle Eyes, which published an article on this incident on Jan 17, 2024 with the headline “Amotekun, police thwart armed robbery at Dangote steel rolling mills Osogbo”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating sensitive videos with false claims to get the spotlight on social media. A sensitive video that shows a group of injured individuals has been shared claiming that Ekiti children kidnappers captured by Amotekun and local hunters. As for the video, it reportedly shows armed robbers who were apprehended at midnight in mid-January 2024 by the Osun Amotekun Anti-Cultism Squad, Osun Police Anti-Cultism units, and the Hunters when they attempted to attack the Dangote Integrated Steel Rolling Mills Osogbo. It is unrelated to the kidnappers of  Ekiti children.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that according to reports the video shows armed Robbers captured by the Osun Amotekun Anti-Cultism Squad, Osun Police Anti-Cultism units and the Hunters when the they tried to attack on Dangote Integrated Steel Rolling Mills Osogbo at midnight in mid of January 2024. It has nothing to do with Ekiti children kidnappers.

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