ACN expresses great sadness at the murder of Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi
Great sadness and dismay was expressed by the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) at the murder of the 18-year-old Nigerian seminarian, Michael Nnadi on Saturday. He had been abducted by unidentified assailants, along with three other seminarians, on 8 January this year from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna in northern Nigeria. Whereas his three fellow students were all eventually able to regain their freedom, Michael Nnadi was sadly found dead on Saturday.
Michael Nnadi was a young and gifted seminarian who played the keyboard at Mass. He was murdered on Saturday 1st of February 2020 after being kidnapped from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna in northern Nigeria. Copyright: Aid to the Church in Need.
“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 on Feb. 1. According to local media, the other murdered person was the wife of a doctor living in Kaduna. She had also been abducted, along with her two children, by armed men on 24 January this year.