The Provincial Secretary, Nigeria wrote to the Superior General with the sad news that six seminarians were killed in Nigeria.
Dear Fr. Gregory,
Greetings of love and peace from Enugu. I write on behalf of my Visitor- Fr. Cyril Mbata, CM to inform you of the SUDDEN DEATH of six of our Seminarians this morning. All six were Philosophy students. They were on their way to Enugu for an encounter with the Theology students, a usual holiday program for our scholastics.
It’s sad to say that it occurred less than 20 minutes to the Community House. Their remains have been deposited in the mortuary. The Names of the students are:
1. EMEKA OSISIURI
2. JOACHIM EHIRMEYOMA
3. EMMANUEL AGBO
4. EMMANUEL ADAH
5. MICHAEL NWAFOR
6. EMMANUEL OKOLI
At the moment, 10 are receiving treatment in the hospital and are doing well. The report we got had it that one of the back tyres got burst and the car somersaulted severally.
Fraternally yours in St. Vincent,
Joachin U. Nwaorgu, CM
CC: Fr. Turati Giuseppe, Secretary General
CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION
PROVINCE OF NIGERIA
MARYLAND, UGWUAJI ROAD
P.O. BOX 3356, ENUGU
Thank you for this very, very sad news. May these young men rest in peace. My prayers for their families and the CM. I will also keep the other young men who are recovering in my prayers.