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False! No war in Edo ahead governorship election

Claim: A viral video shared by “Area Papa Comedy” on Facebook on  Nov. 9, 2023, claimed that there was war in Imo state a few hours before the governorship election.

FINDING: In a press conference broadcast on Arise News TV, Deputy Inspector General of Police Frank Mba said, “Imo is not a war zone, Imo is not on fire,” while asking the media and other stakeholders to fact-check fake news. Also, there was no media report about war in Imo state at 7:00PM on Friday.

VERDICT: INCORRECT

SOURCES: Deputy Inspector General of Police, Frank Mba 

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