Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by a Sudanese imposter named Jubril.
No verified evidence to support the outlandish claims has been presented, and President Buhari has appeared at recent public events.
- After Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to the United Kingdom for extended medical treatment, a Nigerian separatist claimed that he had died from his illness and had been replaced by a Sudanese man named Jubril:
Those who through sheer ignorance refuse to acknowledge the overwhelming body of evidence confirming that Jubril is not Buhari, only need a good eyesight to see the fraud in Aso Rock. Every human grows older with age not younger. pic.twitter.com/li959AYcv1— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) November 27, 2018
The Guardian reported that despite a lack of evidence to support the claims, they have been shared thousands of times on YouTube and Facebook.
President Buhari recently joked about the claims at a public event:
One of the questions that came up today in my meeting with Nigerians in Poland was on the issue of whether I‘ve been cloned or not. The ignorant rumours are not surprising — when I was away on medical vacation last year a lot of people hoped I was dead. pic.twitter.com/SHTngq6LJU— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) December 2, 2018