Four seminarians abducted – Nigeria risks becoming a failed state
The Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation ACN International has learned with dismay of the abduction of four young seminarians in Kaduna, Nigeria.
According to local sources, the incident actually occurred on 8 January 2020 in the Good Shepherd seminary in the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria. Shortly after 10.30 p.m. armed intruders broke through the fence surrounding the living quarters of the seminarians and forced their way into the student hostel, shooting sporadically. They stole some of the students’ laptops and phones and then kidnapped four of the seminarians.
Kidnapped seminarians, Pius Kanwai (aged 19), Peter Umenukor, (23), Stephen Amos (23) and Michael Nnadi (18). Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.
Seminarians at the seminary of Kaduna, Nigeria. This photograph was taken in 2017.
Photographer Johannes Klausa. Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.