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Reactions as Nigerian pastor reburies George Floyd in Imo state

Nigerian pastor reburies George Floyd in Imo state

George Floyd was reburied by a preacher named Pastor Humble Okoro in Mbaise, Imo state

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 and beyond.

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.

Interesting photos have made rounds on social media of a funeral service held for George Floyd in Imo state, Nigeria

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.

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 says: “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: