- Abductors of four seminarians in Kaduna have killed one of them and released the three others
- The body of the seminarian, identified as Michael Nnaji, was found dumped in a bush in Kaduna
- The seminarians were abducted from their hostels in the Kaduna Catholic seminary school on Friday, January 8 by gunmen believed to be kidnappers
One of the four seminarians kidnapped from a Catholic seminary on Wednesday, January 8 has been killed by his abductors.
Channels TV reports that the seminarian's body was found in a bush in Kaduna on Sunday, February 2.
The seminarians were abducted from their hostels at Good Shepard Catholic Major Seminary at Kakau village along the Kaduna-Abuja highway by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The seminarian's demise was confirmed by the Registrar of the seminary, Reverend Father Joel Usman.
The report also quoted police authorities as saying that the three other victims were later released from captivity.
In its own account, the Daily Sun newspaper reported that the name of the dead seminarian was Micheal Nnaji.
It wrote that the news of Nnaji's death and the release of three others was announced by a Catholic priest in Kaduna City during the Sunday service.
He called for prayers for the country.
He said: “Though three of them have been released, unfortunately, one has been killed. His name is Michael Nnaji.
“He was killed yesterday despite a huge amount of money paid to them as ransom.
“This is the type of country we find ourselves, especially Kaduna State. There is no security, people are being kidnapped on a daily basis. Kaduna has become the worst state in Nigeria in terms of insecurity.
“I urge every one of us to continue to pray for God’s protection over our lives and country.”
Legit.ng had reported that the gunmen attacked the seminary at about 10.30 pm on Wednesday, January 8.
According to Usman, the attack by the gunmen at the seminary's premises lasted for about 30 minutes.
Usman said: “Good Shepherd Major Seminary was attacked by armed bandits yesterday January 8, 2020, between 10.30 and 11.00 pm."
“After headcount of students with security agents, four Seminarians have been declared missing. Kindly say a prayer for their release," Usman said.
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