- Interesting photos have made the rounds on social media of a funeral service held for George Floyd in Imo state, Nigeria
- The young man was reburied by a preacher named Pastor Humble Okoro in Mbaise, Imo state
- The pastor said that he decided to rebury the young man after tracing his roots to Imo state so that he could rest alongside his ancestors
- Photos from the burial have also circulated on social media and Nigerians have reacted to it
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On May 25, 2020, the death of a 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, by white police officers during an arrest sparked worldwide outrage and led to a series of protests in many parts of America.
Floyd was reportedly killed during what many described as a hate crime as a result of his black skin. Floyd has since been buried in America.
Just recently, interesting photos made the rounds on social media of Floyd getting reburied in Nigeria. According to reports, a Nigerian pastor, Humble Okoro, decided to rebury the 46-year-old man.
It was gathered that this new burial took place in Mbaise, Imo state, and was celebrated like any normal burial. In photos that have made the rounds on social media from the ceremony, a poster could be seen where Floyd was given a Nigerian name, Obinna.
Pallbearers were also seen dressed in black suits as they carried a casket. A pastor was also seen in the photos as well as mourners dressed in black outfits.
According to Leadership, Pastor Humble Okoro said that he decided to hold another burial ceremony for George Floyd so that he could rest alongside his ancestors.
Okoro said that he had traced Floyd’s ancestral roots to Umuoffor kindred in Obokwu Obibi Aboh, Mbaise, Imo state.
He said: “I have traced the ancestral root of George Obinna Floyd to Umuoffor kindred in Obokwu obibi Aboh Mbaise Imo state and I feel so happy now that we have reburied him alongside with his ancestors.”
See photos from the interesting occasion below:
Nigerians have reacted to this, with many describing the pastor's action as pure madness.
See reactions from some Nigerians to the 'reburial' below:
Legit.ng had earlier reported on photos taken from Floyd's funeral that was attended by several celebrities.
Thousands of mourners including family members, long time friends and celebrities came to pay their last respect even as protests went on in several other areas.
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