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Viral report of Nigerian ship with 7,200 human penises impounded in China is false

Fact-check on the claim made by former Aviation Minister, Oluwafemi Fani-Kayode that Nigerian ship with 7,200 penises was impounded in China has shown that it’s an unconfirmed report from a satirical website.

According to Social media monitoring tool CrowdTangle the article was first published by World News Daily Report on March 19, 2021.

World News Daily Report, where the story originated is a satirical website and attacked a disclaimer, stating that it assumes “all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content,” .

It was also revealed that the picture accompanying the article was first published in 2016 by Shipping Watch.

WITHIN NIGERIA recall that Fani-Kayode on Tuesday tweeted that ” A ship from Nigeria has been impounded in China whilst trying to smuggle in 7,200 penises. Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian penises are smuggled into China every year. Nigeria is the worlds largest exporter of penises & this is why kidnapping & ritual killings are rife here.

“What do the Chinese do with these penises & why are they obsessed with Nigerian ones in particular? This is not joke but a serious question. The Chinese should leave our penises alone & those that procure them for them in Nigeria should be regarded as terrorists & eliminated.”

The report, which has gone viral on WhatsApp, Facebook Instagram, as well as Twitter, was also reposted by blogs in Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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