. . . Igwe Ezenwugo Calls for a Secured Nigeria
Uga Town Union under the leadership of the President General, Dr Anthony Ekesiobi, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, shut down business activities in the town in honour of the slain martyr and 18 years old Seminarian Michael Nnadi, who hailed from Umuoru Village of Uga, Aguata L.G.A, Anambra State.
When Fides visited the major market of the town, Orie Uga on the said February 12, all the shops and stalls of the ever busy market were under lock and key. Some sellers were seen sitting idle around the market area.
The late Nnadi, who would have turned 19 years on February 16, 2020, was a twin and an orphan. He was brought up alongside his siblings by his grandmother, Mrs Eunice Nwokocha.
It would be recalled that the late seminarian was abducted alongside three other seminarians by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, who invaded the Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna on January 9, 2020. He was confirmed murdered by his abductors on Saturday, 1st February 2020. Late Nnadi was buried at the Good Shepherd Seminary on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Meanwhile, the traditional ruler of Uga, Igwe Chidi Stephen Ezenwugo, has called on the Nigerian Government to address the menace of insecurity that has been threatening the Country so as to bring to an end the gruesome killings of human beings in Nigeria.
Igwe Ezenwugo, who made the call at his palace in Uga on February 12, while reacting to the murder of the late Seminarian Nnadi, noted that Nigeria was in need of a secured nation. He urged the government to live up to its responsibility of security of lives and property for the citizenry so as to provide a safe nation for all.
The traditional ruler who said his heart was heavy over the spate of insecurity in the country, lamented over the gruesome murder of the 18 years old Uga-born Seminarian Michael Nnadi by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kaduna.
He condoled with the deceased’s family and the Roman Catholic Church, especially the Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, over what he described as the traumatised demise of the very young seminarian, praying God to grant his soul eternal rest.
Igwe Ezenwugo also commended the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Archdiocese, Most Rev Matthew Ndagaso; the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah and the Christian faithful all over the world for their concern and goodwill from the time the late seminarian was in captivity till his death.