The claim: Suspected gunmen on Sunday night abducted Nigerian singer Teniola Apata during an event in Buguma, Rivers State.
A video of three men on stage whisking away singer Teni in Buguma has gone viral on social media in the possibility of being kidnapped.
The 85-second clip shows three men in black t-shirts arriving on the stage, taking away the 29-year-old singer before shooting sporadically. The video was posted on Monday, but still spreading on Twitter.
The caption of the tweet post reads, “Teni nearly kidnapped in Buguma, Rivers State. This is scary!”
Teni nearly kidnapped in Buguma, Rivers State. This is scary! pic.twitter.com/ROMR8LLjtl
— Ikwerre Alhaji (MFR) 🇳🇬 (@Oparathefirst) January 2, 2022
MANDY NEWS reached out to the indigenous people of Buguma for comment.
MANDY NEWS (MN) has found the claim to be misleading. The singer Teniola Apata, also known as Teni incident from Buguma Town, Asari-Toru Local Government Area was not a kidnap. The billionaire singer was taken out of the stage by her management after a fight broke out backstage.
The video has been retweeted, liked, and received more than 6,000 comments. Many Twitter users are still retweeting it, believing the incident to be a kidnap case.
what Teni said about the viral video
Teni, in a post on Instagram, said it would have been a different story if not for God, adding that she and her team are back home and safe.
What the event organizers said
“There was no physical combat before the bottles were thrown in opposite directions backstage. Bottles were not thrown at TENI while she was performing on stage. The gunshots were not shot by civilians as speculated by some misinformed persons,” the statement read.
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