A few days ago, a video circulated on social media. It showed a man plunging from a balcony. The claim was that a Nigerian man committed suicide inside Heathrow Airport. He did this instead of being deported back to Nigeria. Several users spread the misinformation, including @Frankekechukwu, @Techsavvy05, @four_unit and @mwaipungu24. However, this claim is false.
The Truth Behind the Video
This is an old video from the USA. In 2018, an intoxicated man jumped off a second-floor walkway at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. He did this after arguing with two men. It has nothing to do with Heathrow Airport and Deportation.
The video shows the man falling from the walkway and landing on the ground below. It is unclear what happened to the man after he fell. However, it is clear that the incident took place in Atlanta, not at Heathrow Airport.
While doing research, we found that Fox News uploaded the actual story on YouTube.
The Intent Behind the False Claims
Social media influencers are circulating old sensitive videos from the USA with false claims. They aim to create panic among immigrants across the UK and target the administration. By spreading false information, these influencers create fear and uncertainty among immigrants. They also undermine the efforts of the administration.
In conclusion, the claim that a Nigerian man committed suicide inside Heathrow Airport instead of being deported back to Nigeria is false. The video is actually from an incident that occurred in 2018 at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It is important to verify information before sharing it on social media to avoid spreading false claims. Following comprehensive analysis and meticulous fact-checking, our team has investigated the claim. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below and for more details, you can refer to an article by www.dailymail.co.uk
Claim: A Nigerian man committed suicide inside Heathrow Airport instead of being deported back to Nigeria.
Fact: The video is actually from an incident that occurred in 2018 at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.