ACI Africa, Sep 8, 2023 / 13:15 pm
A Catholic seminarian in Nigeria was killed after the rectory where he was living was set on fire in what has been confirmed as a kidnapping attempt, according to the Diocese of Kafanchan.
The perpetrators of the crime were reportedly Islamist Fulani militants.
According to Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi of Kafanchan, seminarian Na’aman Danlami died when Fulanis attacked St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Parish on Sept. 7 and set the rectory ablaze.
In an interview with the Catholic pontifical and charity foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, Kundi said the parish priest, Father Emmanuel Okolo, and his assistant were able to escape the fire in which the 25-year-old seminarian died.