A popular twitter user, Gimba Kakanda, on Sunday took to the micro-blogging platform to allege that Governor of Rivers state, Nyesome Wike has demolished multimillion naira mosque at Trans Amadi in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
This information later found to be false, ignited quick fire on social media, with many Muslims condemning the act of the governor.
However to set the record straight, many in Port-Harcourt have taken to Twitter to debunk the report, although an official statement is yet to be made from the governor’s office.
See some reactions
Buhari's abobakus are circulating a fake story that Gov Wike ordered the demolision of a mosque in Port Harcourt.
It's been proven to be false but they're still sticking to their story.
Buhari's abobakus are evil people, but you already knew that.
— Ikenna Ronald Nzimora (@ronaldnzimora) August 26, 2019
Nawaoo we in Port Harcourt are being told by people in Abuja, Kaduna & Lagos that Gov Wike is demolishing a mosque in PH. I wonder what y'all hope to gain by spreading such falsehood
— Oshare (@Oghenekevwe_) August 26, 2019
#FakeNews has ruined lives, incited communal clashes, religious wars & destroyed nations. We shouldn't encourage it here in Rivers State or Nigeria.
The news of Gov. Wike demolishing a Mosque in Trans-Amadi, Port-Harcourt is fake & misleading
NO MOSQUE WAS DEMOLISHED in PH.
— Port Harcourt People (@AskPHPeople) August 26, 2019
Gimba tweeted an unverified information, accusing wike of demolishing an inexistent mosque,fanning the ember of religious intolerance.
It's quite pitiful that someone like gimba, with some level of education don't the the implications of religious intolerance.
— Afam bu Ogbuefi🇳🇬 (@MistaChika) August 26, 2019
I wonder why some people decided to spread fake news that Rivers State Governor, Wike demolished a mosque in Trans Amadi area of Port Harcourt.
Some people are just enemies of peace in this country. Their actions betrays what they preach and their actions are meant to destroy.
— BelieveAll – PH (@BelieveAllCom) August 26, 2019