Updated: March 7, 2021
A Nigerian woman has released a long video online spreading the lies that Igbo are gunning for a civil war.
She was reacting to clashes between the Igbo and some Yoruba thugs in the commercial city of Lagos during the presidential election on February 23.
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Her video has been viewed by many people online but most Igbo who have spoken with TODAY NEWS AFRICA have never advocated a civil war.
Besides, Nigeria is still trying to heal from the previous war that claimed millions of lives, and many steps have been taken to sustain peace and avoid war.
With the social media reaching millions of people in Nigeria, many people are using those new platforms to spread lies and hatred.