A 25-year-old student training to be a priest at the Clariantian University seminary in Nekede, Nigeria died while performing a Jesus crucifixion reenactment.
The student, Sule Ambrose, was performing the part of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s 12 Apostles and an early leader of the Christian church, for a Good Friday reenactment. He wore a long white toga for the role.
According to eyewitnesses, during the reenactment, Ambrose suddenly slumped to the ground and started bleeding. At first, onlookers believed it was simply a theater trick designed to enhance the drama.
“Initially when it happened we thought it was a joke and that it was part of the drama. It was when he could not get up, that was when we knew it was a serious matter and he was rushed to hospital,” claimed Micheal Eluwa, an eyewitness.
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A student at the Clariantian University of Nigeria, CUN, located at Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, whose name was given as Suel Ambrose, slumped and later gave up. pic.twitter.com/7VW4eIIpR0
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According to Eluwa, he was first brought to the university hospital, but his condition continued to deteriorate and he was rushed to a Federal Medical Center where he would eventually pass away. The cause of his death remains unknown.