While Nigerians are still left on the fence as regards the alleged death of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which has been trending on the social media for a few days now, controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo who reported the development has been blasted by netizens after the source of the image used by her as Kanu’s body was revealed.
It could be recalled the rumoured news of Nnamdi Kanu’s death made the headlines of several media houses in the last week after Olunloyo tweeted that the IPOB leader has died and cremated in Italy.
Kemi Olunloyo in her recent tweet reiterated that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is real, and also made the hashtag #RIPNnamdiKanu trend on the microblogging site, Twitter.
See her tweet below:
— Medical Journalist Dr. Kemi Olunloyo (@KemiOlunloyo) April 27, 2020
However, the trending rumour took another turn after a social media user identified as Kenneth Nwanganga faulted Olunloyo’s claim by revealing that the image used in her caption is not of Nnamdi Kanu but of a Biafran member who had died in New York since 2015.
— Kenneth Nwanganga (@kennethjoseph23) April 27, 2020
The above tweet has however caused confusion and a barrage of reactions.
See some reactions below:
Even my 6 year old daughter knows that picture is an old one.
No face mask, not hand gloves, no distancing.
Please return the pics to whoever sold it to you.
— Godsent (@Godsent_K) April 27, 2020
They finna drag you today on this
— Imam Of Peace Cousin (@CynthiaDat) April 27, 2020
To be honest..she’s not very sure a times of her findings,so it makes it look like her information and verification are questionable but i understood how this thing works,when things are not real anymore there must be a quick reactions to them.
— Idowu Adebayo Shola (@lebar4real) April 27, 2020
Well I don’t know if #NamdiKanu is dead or not and I wont wish him death . more so I’ve not confirmed @KemiOlunloyo assertions too but what @KemiOlunloyo is saying is that ….that casket is not that of #NamdiKanu .
— Temitope Matthew (@tp2dcore) April 27, 2020
Haba I’m disappointed. This is Innocent Odenigbos burial in 2015. If Nnamdi Kanu dies be sure that they would carry his casket themselves. They wldnt need a white man to carry it for them.
— Goddess (@aniloso) April 27, 2020