AFRICA/NIGERIA - There is still no news of 4 seminarians kidnapped in Kaduna

Monday, 13 January 2020 seminaries   kidnappings  

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – There is still no news of the four seminarians kidnapped on the evening of January 8 in the "Good Shepherd d Kakau" Major Seminary along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The village is located near Kaduna, capital of the State of Kaduna, in central Nigeria.
On January 8, between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm some bandits attacked the Seminary, firing indiscriminately, fortunately without causing victims.
According to a police spokesman, the attack lasted about thirty minutes and the bandits "had access to the school dormitory, which houses 268 students".
The kidnapping of ecclesiastical personnel for the purpose of extortion is a sad reality in Nigeria, and the local Episcopal Conference has prohibited the payment of ransoms for the release of kidnapped priests, religious and seminarians for some years. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 13/1/2020)