Boko Haram executed abducted Adamawa CAN chairman after rejecting N50m ransom

Boko Haram executed abducted Adamawa CAN chairman after rejecting N50m ransom

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, executed the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi in Michika Local Government Area of

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Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, executed the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The insurgents had demanded for N946m but was only offered N50m, infuriating the terrorists, who soon turned their anger on the victim, according to CAN chairman in the state, Stephen Dami Mamza.

He said, “Pastor Lawan was beheaded yesterday. Negations were still ongoing when they stopped calling. They were offered N50m but they rejected it. They called his wife last week, informing her that they will be beheading him on Saturday but somehow they waited till Monday.

“Also yesterday, Pastor Dennis Bagauri of the Lutheran Church was killed in Jereng, Mayo-Belwa area of Adamawa State. It is now clear that Christians are not protected by the government; we don’t feel like we have a government.”

Reacting to the incident, the Adamawa State Government described the action of the terror group as barbaric.

Andimi who was from Kwada village in Chibok local government area of Borno state was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika where he worked as a Pastor.

Days after his abduction, Andimi in a video, pleaded with the authorities and Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, to rescue him. He urged his family members to pray for his release, adding that if he is not released, maybe it is the will of God.

Andimi said, “I have never being discouraged because all condition that one finds himself is in the hand of God. God who makes them to take care of me and to leave my life will still work and he will touch them. I’m appealing to my colleagues, referends particularly my President, and my Governor for my release.

“These people have been doing me well, they provide my every need, they haven’t done anything wrong to me so I believe that God who made them to act in such a way to me will make all arrangement for me to leave here. By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife and children. If the opportunity is not granted, maybe it is the will of God. I urge you all to be patient, don’t cry, don’t worry but thank God for everything.”