Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of JUPEB/ IJMB
Veritas University Abuja (The Catholic University of Nigeria)
Dr. Mike B. Bazza, was a member of the worldwide Catholic Order of the Augustinian Priests and Brothers. He served as an Augustinian Priest for 22 years (1994 â€“ 2016) before deciding to enter the lay state, while remaining in very good standing with the Catholic Church. His pastoral duties were in several parishes in Nigeria: Lagos, Maiduguri, Iwaro-Oka in Ondo, Kano and Malali in Kaduna where he survived a bomb blast in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists while he was presiding at a Sunday mass in the church of St. Rita where he was the pastor. He also served as parochial pastor in Ishiara (Embu), and Babadogo (Nairobi) all in Kenya. His summer supply extended to the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada.
Mike Boni Bazza after his philosophical training at the Augustinian Monastery Jos earned a degree in Sacred Theology from the Urbanian University in Rome, Italy. He also earned a Masterâ€™s degree in African Studies through the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies in collaboration with St. Maryâ€™s University of Minnesota, USA. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Military History/International Studies from the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, Nigeria.
Mike Boni as he is fondly called, has produced four books, one chronicling his experience and reflection of what it means to be confronted with terrorism and violence. He currently lectures at the department of History and International Relations at Veritas University Abuja (The Catholic University of Nigeria) where he also serves as the Director of Consultancy Services of the University.
He is the Founder and Director of Bernd Pitschkeâ€™s Memorial Home for the Needy (Gidan Masu Buk
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