As a reminder, a video that was incorrectly introduced as representing Ivorians uncovered to Nigerians ignited the powder. Lots of of individuals have focused Nigerians and their companies in a number of municipalities in Abidjan, together with Abobo and Adjamé. In truth, the video was recorded in Nigeria and didn’t present Ivorians. The cost for this violence has grown heavier. There at the moment are one useless and several other significantly injured whereas the prosecutor broadcasts arrests.
as reported from Abidjan, Pierre Pinto
Among the many twenty folks arrested, one stands out. An activist on social networks, nicknamed “Success”, whose actual title is Nawa F, 44, was arrested on Thursday in Bingerville, in accordance with a senior safety official. On her Fb web page, this avid supporter of the regime, who presents herself as an actress, additionally printed a video on Wednesday the place we see her terrifying passers-by and merchants in order that they go and assault Nigeria.
What ignited the powder was one other video that went viral. An incorrectly introduced video displaying Nigerians abusing Ivorian migrants in Niger. However that may have been filmed in Nigeria a number of years in the past. Time for the pretend information to be dismantled inside hours on Wednesday, violence unfold to a number of districts in Abidjan, resembling Abobo, Adjamé, Cocody or Yopougon, and clashes have been reported within the cities of Daloa on Tuesday and San Pedro on Wednesday night time. End result: one dying and several other critical accidents.
Following a response from Inside Minister Vagondo Diomandé on nationwide tv on Wednesday night time, it was the prosecutor for Abidjan Richard Adou who launched a press launch on Thursday night time saying the arrests and the continuing investigations. This Thursday, awareness-raising measures have been applied in a number of capitals to calm the spirits.
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