Photos from the burial ceremony of Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha who died rescuing students in Abule Ado explosion

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The burial ceremony of Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha, the Principal of Bethlehem Girls College who died while rescuing students after a gas explosion earlier this month in Abule Ado community of Lagos State, was held yesterday in Atani -Uromi, Edo state. 

The burial ceremony of the Reverend Sister was attended by her colleagues, loved ones and family members. 

Photos from the burial ceremony of Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha who died rescuing students in Abule Ado explosion 6

President Buhari had also paid tribute to the late Principal. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari saluted the heroic spirit of the Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha. 

Photos from the burial ceremony of Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha who died rescuing students in Abule Ado explosion 7

The statement read; 

“As remains of the Principal of Bethlehem High School, Abule-Ado, Lagos, Rev. Sis. Henrietta Alokha, is laid to rest, President Muhammadu Buhari joins staff members and students in mourning the huge loss to the school, and the country.

“The President believes Sis. Alokha’s choice to lay down her life for the students she loved deserves commendation, while taking into consideration her contributions to the educational development of the country through piety, diligence and charity.


“President Buhari salutes her courage and heroism, assuring that posterity will remember her sacrificial spirit, rescuing children kept under her care, and putting her own life on the line.

“The President prays that the almighty God will accept her soul, comfort her family, and all those she lived and died for.

“President Buhari, again, condoles with all those who lost their loved ones and property in the pipeline explosion, praying that God will strengthen them in the trying period.”

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