The remaining abducted seminarian in Kaduna state, Nnadi Michael has been killed. His body was found at a location the seminary has not disclosed.
The three seminarians kidnapped along with him were released on Friday.
“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. He and the wife of a doctor were arbitrarily separated from the group and killed. The Rector identified the corpse this afternoon,” Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, said in a statement released Feb. 1.
Michael Nnadi was 18 years old.
Information about the woman killed with Nnadi is not yet available.
Yesterday, Jan. 31, an official at Good Shepherd Seminary announced that two more of the kidnapped seminarians had been released. At that time, it was reported that one seminary was still at large, and was presumed to remain in captivity. That seminarian was Nnadi.
In his Feb. 1 statement, Bishop Kukah said that he had to delay the announcement of Nnadi’s death slightly until his mother could be informed.
“We have broken the news to her and I will be with her,” Kukah said Feb. 1.
“The Lord knows best. Let’s remain strong and pray for the repose of his soul,” Kukah added.