A Nigerian seminarian who was allegedly kidnapped by the militant Islamic group Boko Haram was found murdered last Friday along a highway in Nigeria.
Michael Nnadi, 18, and three other seminary students from the Good Shepherd Seminary in Kaduna, Nigeria, were abducted during a January 8 attack on the school.
While the other three students were released at the end of January, Nnadi's whereabouts were unknown.
His body was found on February 1 on the side of Kaduna-Abuja Highway, a stretch of road that has been named a "nightmare" for Nigerians due to the constant activity of bandits and kidnappers roaming the area.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto released the following statement:
"With a very heavy heart, I wish to inform you that our dear son, Nnadi, was murdered by the bandits on a date we cannot confirm," he said. "He and the wife of a doctor were arbitrarily separated from the group and killed."