ACI Africa, Oct 25, 2023 / 16:30 pm
Tributes are pouring in for Brother Godwin Eze, a Nigerian monk who was kidnapped by Fulani bandits and brutally killed, with those who knew the monk describing him as “very prayerful” and “very easygoing young man.”
Eze, a Benedictine novice, was kidnapped Oct. 17 alongside Brother Anthony Eze and Brother Peter Olarewaju from the Benedictine monastery in Eruku, Nigeria, located in the Diocese of Ilorin.
While Anthony Eze and Olarewaju were set free on Oct. 21, Godwin Eze, 31, was shot and his body thrown into a river on Oct. 18, a day after his kidnapping.
In a Tuesday, Oct. 24, interview with ACI Africa, CNA’s news partner in Africa, Father Joseph Ekesiobi, a former novice director at the Nigerian Benedictine monastery, confirmed the news of the murder of Eze, whom he described as “very jovial.”