“Fake News” – Nigerians Blast Journalist For ‘Lying’ About Demolition Of Mosque In Rivers State

Gimba Kakanda, a Nigerian writer and journalist is currently facing criticism for a false accusation he made against Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State.

Kakanda had accused Wike of demolishing the Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in the state capital, Port Harcourt.

Gimba Kakanda
Gimba Kakanda

Mr Kakanda who is a Muslim, had posted a video late Sunday on Twitter of some people who were believed to be Muslims sitting on the ruins of a building.

In the now deleted tweet, he wrote: “Why did Governor Wike demolish this mosque in Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt? I’m asking this question because, in spite of our history of intolerance, places of worship hardly featured in our politics of hate. We are descending into a new low, and it’s sad.”

The journalist had however in another tweet, clarified that as a matter of fact no mosque was demolished in the state.

“On the demolition of a central mosque in Port Harcourt, I have just been informed that the structure of the mosque had not been erected as reported, and that there was no incident of demolition at all. Unless anyone has a counter to this, I think we should all let it slide,” he said.

Nigerians however did not take it lightly with the writer and accused him of promoting ‘fake’ news in order to incite violence.

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