Michael Nnadi, one of the four Nigerian seminarians kidnapped last month in Kaduna by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen has been killed, reportedly by his abductors.
The three other seminarians kidnapped along with him were released in the weeks following their kidnapping.
Michael Nnadi was 18 years old.
In a statement, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto diocese 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.
“The Lord knows best. Let’s remain strong and pray for the repose of his soul,” Kukah added.
Nearly 270 seminarians live at Good Shepherd. The seminary is located just off the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria Express Way.