False

Nigerian President Died and was Replaced by Imposter

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Claim

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by a Sudanese imposter named Jubril.

Rating

False

Summary

No verified evidence to support the outlandish claims has been presented, and President Buhari has appeared at recent public events.

Claimed By

Indigenous People of Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu, The Biafra Times, MagicInfo Nigeria

Breakdown

  • 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United Kingdom for extended medical treatment, a Nigerian separatist claimed that he had died from his illness and had been replaced by a Sudanese man named Jubril:
  • 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:

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