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18 years old seminarian killed by his abductors in Kaduna, buried amidst tears – photos


Micheal Nnadi, a seminarian at the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Kaduna State, who was killed by kidnappers suspected to be boko haram was buried on Tuesday February 11.

Nnadi,18 and three other seminarians were abducted from their hostel by kidnappers on January 10, 2020, and taken to an unknown destination. the The three other victims were released from captivity, but Micheal was not lucky as he was killed and his corpse found along the Kaduna- Abuja highway on February 2nd.

Friends, family, and colleagues of the deceased could not hold back their tears as his remains was laid to rest at the school’s cemetery.

The funeral mass which was held in the honor of the seminarian, had in attendance Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Most Reverend Mathew Ndagoso.

Bishop Kukah in his sermon asked Christians to keep their faith alive despite the trying moment.

He called on the government to adopt a holistic approach in fighting insecurity in the country rather than play the blame game.

While describing the security situation as a sign of a near failed state, he called for the sack of the service chiefs, stating tht they ”have run out of fresh ideas to tackle the situation.”

The Catholic Bishops Conference at the burial also called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the nation’s security and protect its citizens from being killed endlessly.

See more photos from the burial below;


  1. We are disappointed with the leadership we have in Nigeria, Buhari if u cannot handle the country give capable once. Because of your inhumanity and religious sentiment you refuses to change the securities heads. Which integrity do you have? We cannot says anything but God know your heart and one day judgement awaited every human being!

  2. I ‘m deeply saddened by the heartless fellows that had to cut short this innocent young man. I could not control my emotions each time I stare at the picture which speaks volumes. From his teen age, to the choice of spirituality, to the expectations from so many, beginning with his parents. My heart goes out to everyone who is touched by this senseless, ugly and unspeakable crime.
    I will find it difficult to ask God to show mercy to those behind this evil deed. I am certain they will not escape God’s wrath. They are the one who have more trouble.
    My condolences to the immediate parents, seminary colleagues, the Good Shepherd Seminary and the entire Catholic community.
    As for Michael, I am sure he died for a worthy course, and a martyr at that. I have no doubt, that he is having a place of honor, and will be there for all to see, during “the Feast of the Lamb”.


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