Kidnappers killed one of the four seminarians abducted in Kaduna, the Registrar of Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Rev. Father Joel Usman, has said.
The four students were abducted by gunmen that invaded the school at Kaukau along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
The bandits attacked the school on January 9 and abducted the four students
Three weeks after the incident, Rev. Father Usman on Friday announced the release of three out of the four students but added that one was still missing.
Those set free are Kanwai Pius, Stephen Amos John Paul and Umeanuka Peter. They are students of philosophy at the Seminary.
But in less than 24 hours of the announcement of the release of the students, the registrar said the missing student had been found dead.
He gave the name of the deceased as Nnadi Michael.
The registrar said, “On a sad note, this is to inform all our friends and well wishers that the remaining abducted seminarian has been found dead.
“Thank you very much for your prayerful support. Let us keep praying for Nigeria in great distress.”
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, condemned the killing of Nnadi.
According to him, the failure of the Federal Government to safeguard the lives of innocent Nigerians is capable of breeding anarchy.
Martins in a statement on Sunday night by the Director of Social Communications, Rev. Fr. Anthony Godonu, said the murder “was yet another indication of the failure of the present security arrangement of the Federal Government to address insecurity in the nation.”
He said, “The persistent cases of inability of the Federal Government to safeguard the lives of innocent Nigerians is capable of breeding a state of anarchy in the land as the people cannot just fold their hands and watch themselves slaughtered like animals.”