Kafanchan, 12 October, 2021 / 9:33 pm (ACI Africa).
Three Major Seminarians pursuing their studies in Theology at a Seminary of Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese were abducted Monday, October 11 after the Catholic institution came under attack, the Chancellor of the Nigerian Diocese has confirmed.
In a Tuesday, October 12 statement shared with ACI Africa, Fr. Emmanuel Uche Okolo says that the October 11 attack that resulted in the abduction of three Major Seminarians in their fourth year of Theology took place “at about 7.26 p.m., in the Chapel of the Seminary.”
“We announce with unease the kidnap of three major seminarians of the Christ the King Major Seminary, our diocesan Major Seminary domiciled within the St. Albert Institute,” Fr. Okolo, says in the statement.
“From the narrative of the seminary security agents, the law enforcement personnel and the headcount conducted after Mass on the 12th October, 2021, it was confirmed that Three Theology Four seminarians were abducted,” he says.
The three kidnapped Seminarians belong to the Apostles of Divine Charity and the Little Sons of the Eucharist Congregations, the Chancellor of Kafanchan Diocese adds.