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500 Nigerians Brutally Murdered by Muslims- Truth! but Inaccurate Details & Photo!

500 Nigerians Brutally Murdered by Muslims- Truth! but Inaccurate Details & Photo!

 
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email with an attached photo of charred bodies describing a brutal attack by Muslims that resulted in the death of 500 people in Nigeria.

The Truth:
There was an incident back in March 2010 where such a massacre occurred close to Jos, a city deep in the heart of Nigeria.  “As many as 500 people, many of them women and children, were killed by Hausa-Fulani, Muslim herders, the picture that has been doing the rounds, has nothing to do with Nigeria.”  This  according to a January 19, 2013 article by Assist News Service.
The article said that the photo was taken hundreds of miles from Nigeria after a fuel truck exploded and killed 320 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Updated 01/23/13