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 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.
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 George Floyd was given a Nigerian name, Obinna. Pall bearers 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 reactions from some Nigerians to the ‘reburial’ below:
The entire Nigeria is a mental ward, those ppl are sick
— Nkusheng🇿🇦 (@GatesBaloyi) July 29, 2020
I only recall the name “Obinna” from the Nollywood movies.😂Nigerians though! pic.twitter.com/s0adruHqzf
— @🦄🗯 (@yamkela_Lwandle) July 29, 2020
I don't take SA serious that doesn't even have a single land in your villagesLoading...
— Proud izon-oborotu son (@ZietemoneBarry) July 29, 2020
I wanted to laugh, then i remembered that Nigeria has many people suffering from mental illness pic.twitter.com/s3rueQmPsD
— #PutSouthAfricansFirst🇿🇦 (@Anony42644349) July 29, 2020