2022 June


22 Jun: Nigerian senator distances himself from already debunked claims of Buhari’s death

Posts shared more than 1,000 times on Facebook claim that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari died and was replaced by a Sudanese body double. AFP Fact Check has repeatedly debunked rumours of Buhari’s demise – often spread by supporters of a separatist movement in southeast Nigeria as part of their secession campaign. The latest claim circulating online is attributed to a Nigerian senator and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). But AFP Fact Check found no public trace of him making any such comments and the senator himself has rejected the allegation.