On social media, a video surfaced and even went viral. What was in this video? it was a video that showed a body that was wrapped in a Nigerian flag and not only that, this body was carried by milltary officers. This type of burial can happen when a president dies. Now, many people did not even care to go through its roots, they just started spreading it and making it viral. It has been shared a thousand times online with the caption that states that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead and his burial video was leaked.
On only facebook, the video was shared more than 27, 000 times, showing people mourning and gathering around the grave of the deceased. There was a large crowd of people followed by the military personnels there, that indeed showed that the deceased person was a prominent figure.
The person who narrated the story kept on claiming that it was president Muhammadu Buhari’ s burial and the narrator made people believe that the President’ s death was all a secret and a clear conspiracy.
What made this even more believable was the fact that this exact burial was held in President Muhammadu Buhari’ s home town. The narrator then claimed that the person we are seeing who is posing as the President is a ” body- double” .
What made matters worse was the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari’ s wife was even present at the scene.
Up till now, many still believe this news is real.
Please be guarded, this news is false.
Thorough investigations were made about the viral video and it turned out with a caption that said;
” Senior military officers and a detachment of the brigade of guards pay their last respects to late Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua before his burial at the cemetery in Katsina on May 6, 2010″ .
So the video in question emanated from a press video that showed the burial of the former Nigerian president, Umar Musa Yar’ Adua, who’ s death occurred in May 2010.
In summary, the President is not dead and the person on seat is not his clone.
Please let us always learn to investigate some certian informations before we spread or share them out to the world. Fake imformations might look less serious to you but what you might not know is the heavy consequences it might carry.
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