Death hoaxes are not new. Time and again, celebrities have been victims of false death rumors, thanks to the Internet. While most of the celebrities dismiss these kinds of rumors by making a public appearance, there are others who just take to social media accounts and clarify.
The latest victim of false death rumors is the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. As the news spread wide across, Buhari came forward to clarify the same. He denied any such reports and said that he’s alive.
Some people thought he had been “cloned”, but “it’s [the] real me, I assure you,” Mr. Buhari said.
Rumors that he had been replaced with a body double called “Jubril” from Sudan had been widely shared online.