Sokoto, 01 February, 2020 / 11:52 pm (ACI Africa).
A day after the news of the release of two more seminarians who had been abducted January 8 alongside two others, a Nigerian Bishop has, “with a very heavy heart”, announced that the missing seminarian, a native of his diocese, had been murdered.
“With a very heavy heart, I wish to inform you that our dear son, Michael was murdered by the bandits on a date we cannot confirm,” Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese announced Saturday, February 1.
Aged 18, seminarian Michael Nnadi was the youngest of the four philosophy seminarians abducted from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary located in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria by gunmen camouflaged in military uniform on the night January 8.
One of the four seminarians was freed Saturday, January 18, having been dumped by the kidnappers along Nigeria’s Kaduna-Abuja highway and “helped by passersby”. He was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital in Kaduna where he has been receiving treatment.
The Registrar of the Good Shepherd Major Seminary announced the release of two other seminarians Friday, January 31 and appealed, “Kindly continue to pray for the remaining one and all those who are still in the hands of Kidnappers.”