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FACT CHECK: Is this road in Northern Nigeria?



CLAIM: This long complex road is in Northern Nigeria as claimed by multiple Facebook users.



A picture purportedly showing a road in Northern Nigeria has gone viral on Facebook. The picture was posted by one Milky Voice with the caption: “Stop compering North with other region in Nigeria again,

I’m begging you” and insinuating that it is an image of a complex road in Northern Nigeria.

While some commenters under the post expressed their doubts on the veracity of the claim, others confirmed that indeed it was a road in Northern Nigeria.

One of the commenters, Idris Yahaya wrote: “This is Zaria. look very well by the left right hand side adacent opposite the middle of the road u will see my family house.”


Ripples Nigeria subjected the image to a reverse image search to find its true source. According to multiple reliable sources that had published the picture earlier, the road is in Egypt, not in Northern Nigeria.

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According to Africa View Facts on X, it is the Alexandria-Marsa Matruh Road, in Egypt. “The Sahel Road connects the city of Alexandria to the city of Marsa Matruh.”

An Egypt-based news outlet, ahram online confirmed this in a report in which Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, explained his government’s plans for the road and its completion timeline. The report also feature criticisms of the ‘complicated’ road by Egyptians.


The viral picture is not of a road in Northern Nigeria as claimed by some Facebook users. Rather, it is a picture of a road Egypt.

By Olúwatóbi Ọdé̩yínká

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