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No, video does not show UN vowed to expel Nigeria over Biafra’s independence

“UN vows to vows to expel Nigeria if Buhari fails to allow Biafra to be created,” declares the title of a YouTube video with more than 36,000 views that’s been shared several times on Facebook.

Biafra is a region in south-eastern Nigeria. Its secession in 1967 sparked a civil war, and calls for its independence continue.

But the video does not support the claim that the United Nations has resolved to expel Nigeria if President Muhammadu Buhari does not create an independent state of Biafra.

Clips from TV show and leader’s speech

The first half of the 11-minute video is from an episode of The Core, a show on Channels Television, titled Biafra: A Metaphor for Restructuring.

The second half shows the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, addressing a group of people. 

Nowhere in the video is there any mention of the UN threatening to expel Nigeria from its ranks because of Biafra. – Jennifer Ojugbeli


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