More information about the upcoming Cash and Carry Mall that was set ablaze in Abuja on Sunday, December 26, 2021 has surfaced.
According to reports, Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, owns the multi-million naira store.
During the fire, scores of customers were seen hauling things out of the mall, according to a video circulating on social media.
Many people reacted negatively to the footage, with many condemning those who were moving products from the burning store.
However, new research has revealed that the viral video is a one-sided account that does not depict the facts of the situation.
Those seen in the video taking things out of the burning mall, according to a Twitter user who was present at the site on Sunday evening, were actually helpers, not looters, as many social media users assumed.
Many patriotic Nigerians stormed the side of the mall where the fire hadn’t reached, evacuated goods worth millions of naira, and gathered them in a safe spot until the police came on the scene, according to a new video released on Twitter.
Despite the fact that a few people attempted to steal the products, they were captured and turned over to the police.
Those who shared the original video on social media unfortunately promoted a different story. Many of the folks in the video were patriotic Nigerians attempting to assist rather than looters.
Fake news and one-sided reports have an impact on the situation. The truth travels slower than lies and fake news.
We should always check out the other side of a story before passing judgment.
Let’s help share this article to counter the false narrative in circulation.