A video circulating on Facebook purporting to show the incumbent governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, involved in the bombing of the Awo Omamma Community has been subjected to rigorous fact-checking by the Explainer fact checker. The video, accompanied by a caption urging the rejection of the governor, has raised eyebrows and triggered significant attention on social media platforms.
To investigate the veracity of the claim, the Explainer fact checker conducted a thorough analysis of the video using advanced digital verification tools, including the INVID video verification system. The findings conclusively revealed that the video is not recent and has actually been circulating since 2021. It is unrelated to the claim being made against Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Delving deeper into the matter, news reports from reputable sources shed light on the actual incident depicted in the video. It was a tragic outcome of violent clashes between military personnel and armed gunmen in the Ishieke junction area of the Awo Omamma community, located in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. The initial attack by the gunmen targeted the soldiers, resulting in the unfortunate death of a military officer. As a response, the military retaliated and reportedly set ablaze a hotel, cars, houses, and stalls in the community.
Considering the investigation conducted by the Explainer fact checker, it becomes evident that the allegations of Governor Hope Uzodinma bombing the Awo Omamma Community are baseless and lack factual basis.