Sokoto, 15 February, 2021 / 6:22 pm (ACI Africa).
On the first burial anniversary of Seminarian Michael Nnadi, the Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese has regretted the lack of progress in preventing abductions and murders.
Speaking to journalists at the end of the February 12 memorial Mass, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah said, “It is quite tragic that one year later, we are still closer to nowhere we hope to be. The harvest of death has gotten richer, more and more people are dying.”
“Things have gotten progressively worse as far as the lives of our ordinary people are concerned,” Bishop Kukah said at the Holy Family Catholic Cathedral of Sokoto Diocese.
He added, “It is a matter of great concern and great sadness that we haven’t come anywhere close to securing our people and securing our country.”
Aged 18, Michael was among four seminarians abducted from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna on the night of 8 January 2020. While three of the seminarians were released, Michael, a native of Sokoto Diocese, was found murdered 20 days later.