Three of the four kidnapped seminarians of Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary at Kakau village along the Kaduna-Abuja road have regained their freedom.
Concise News understands that the last victim, identified as Nnamdi Michael was killed by their abductors and dumped in a bush on Sunday.
Those freed are Pius Kanwai, 19; Peter Umenukor, 23; and Stephen Amos, 23. The four seminarians were at the beginning of their philosophy studies when the incident occurred.
Recall that kidnappers stormed the seminary three weeks ago through a porous point and started shooting sporadically before abducting the seminarians from their hostels.
Spokesman for the Kaduna state police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the abduction, adding that the timely response of policemen prevented the gunmen from abducting more students.
Sabo also said that police operatives had started working towards rescuing the victims.
However, the Registrar of the seminary, Reverend Father Joel Usman, in a statement on Sunday confirmed that the body of the seminarian was found dead inside a bush.
He added that the others were released following the payment of an undisclosed ransom.
“This is to inform all our friends and well wishers that the remaining abducted Seminarian has been found dead,” he said.
“Thank you very much for your prayerful support. Let us keep praying for Nigeria in great distress. Please let us remain faithful in the Risen Lord. May the soul of our brother, Nnadi Michael and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace with the Lord.”
The incident comes after the wife of a medical doctor based in Kaduna, Bola Ataga, was murdered.
Gunmen had broken into their house, seizing the woman and two of her children. They later demanded a ransom of N150 million which the family could not raise, resulting in her death.
After killing her, the suspected bandits demanded N20 million ransom for the release of the deceased’s two children who are still in captivity.
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