The 18-year-old seminarian at the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Kaduna State, identified as Micheal Nnadi, who was murdered by kidnappers, was laid to rest yesterday Tuesday February 11, 2020.
Recall Nnadi was abducted along with 3 other seminarians from their hostel by kidnappers on 10th January 2020, and taken to an unknown destination. The three other victims were later released from captivity while Nnadi was not lucky as he was murdered by the abductors and his corpse dump along the Kaduna- Abuja highway on February 2, 2020.
Family, friends and colleagues of the deceased could not hold back their tears as his remains was laid to rest at the school’s cemetery.
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According to reports, the funeral mass which had in attendance Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Most Reverend Mathew Ndagoso, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, was held in honour of the seminarian.
Bishop Kukah in his sermon asked Christians to keep their faith strong despite the trying moment.
He also called on the Nigerian government to adopt a holistic approach in fighting insecurity in the country rather than play the blame game.
Describing the country’s security situation as a sign of a near failed state, Bishop Kukah called for the sack of the service chiefs, stating that they ”have run out of fresh ideas to tackle the situation.”
The Catholic Bishops Conference at the burial ceremony of the late seminarian, also called on the Government to declare a state of emergency in the country’s security and protect its citizens from being killed endlessly.
See some photos from the burial ceremony below…