The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, Lawan Andimi, has been killed by Boko Haram insurgents.
His execution took place on Monday.
Bittertruth Media recalls that Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked his village.
In a passionate plea for his rescue, the clergyman, in a video clip had said;
“I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself …is in the hand of God. God who made them to take care of me. So, the summary of my speech; I am appealing to my colleagues, reverends, particularly my president, Reverend Joel Billy who is a strong man, a man of compassion and man of love. He can do all his best to speak to our governor, Umaru Jibrilla (Fintiri) and other necessary agents for my release here”.
On Christmas eve, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State, killed 11 Christian captives in Borno, and said the action was taken to avenge the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the late IS leader, and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir, its spokesman, who were killed in Syria in October.
Meanwhile, the Boko Haram sect has not yet taken responsibility for Andimi’ death or given reason(s) for their heinous action.