Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger, has debunked a purported video of Boko haram members converting residents of the state to Islam.

In the viral video, many residents especially women could be seen gathered in what appeared to be a remote location.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, shared it to his 970,000 followers on Twitter and wrote: “Boko Haram and ISWA forcefully converting people to Islam in the parts of Niger state that they have captured, conquered, occupied and flown their flag.”

Bello, however, disproved the claim, saying the video is not from Nigeria.

In the viral video, many residents especially women could be seen gathered in what appeared to be a remote location.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, shared it to his 970,000 followers on Twitter and wrote: “Boko Haram and ISWA forcefully converting people to Islam in the parts of Niger state that they have captured, conquered, occupied and flown their flag.”

Bello, however, disproved the claim, saying the video is not from Nigeria.

The viral video surfaced days after Boko Haram insurgents reportedly hoisted their flag in a community in Niger after sacking residents.