Nigerian student crumples and passes during Jesus’ crucifixion reenactment

What happened to the Nigerian student?

A medical student who was reportedly volunteering as a ‘Jesus’ to participate in a crucifixion ceremony in Nigeria has died during the reenactment.

This story is a tragic one. The Nigerian student who died during the crucifixion reenactment was named Endurance. He lived in Italy for a few years and studied law at the University of Trento.

The event was organized by an Italian group called “Living Cross.” They have been staging these reenactments for over 20 years now, but this is the first time that someone has died during one of them.

The organizers said that they were not aware of how dangerous the event would be, but it seems like this tragedy should have been foreseen and prevented.

“At first, when it happened, we thought it was a joke,” Michael Eluwa, an eyewitness to the tragedy at the Clarianthian University of Nigeria (CUN) in Nekeda, told Vanguard News Nigeria. 

Who was the student who died?

The victim, named Suel Ambrose, 25, who played Saint Peter in the play, fell during the scene where the apostle cuts off the ear of a Roman soldier to protect Jesus, reports the Mirror. This confused viewers who, according to Aluva, initially thought it was “part of the drama”. The victim was 25-year-old Sewell Ambrose.    

However, they realized that “it was serious” after the philosophy student did not get up and began to bleed, after which passers-by rushed to the aid of the lying artist. 

When and where did the incident happen?

“When the incident happened, everyone gathered and rushed the deceased to the school hospital, and later, when the situation worsened, he was taken to the quasi-federal medical centre, FMC.” Ambrose, who played Saint Peter in the play, fell during the scene where the apostle cut off the ear of a Roman soldier to protect Jesus Ambrose, who played Saint Peter in the space, fell during the location where the apostle cut off the ear of a Roman soldier to defend Jesus.    

“It was then that we felt that he would not survive,” Eluva recalled of the unfortunate student who, after leaving school, dreamed of becoming a priest. The university management said they would deal with Suel’s death later. In another fatal accident during a performance in 2018, three of the four Indonesian pop group Seventeen members died after being swept out to sea during a beach concert by a tsunami. 

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