CAN Confirms Death Of Abducted Chairman With Boko Haram

Following the kidnap of Adamawa State CAN Chairman on the second day of January, it has been confirmed that the kidnappers have finally killed the clergy despite ransom paid.

9jatoday received a report on Wednesday that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman of Michika local government area of Adamawa State, Rev Lawan Andimi, who was abducted in early January, has been slain, CAN confirms.

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It could be recalled that Rev Andimi was abducted by the Boko Haram sect since January 2, when the insurgents carried out an attack in the Michika community and went away with the clergyman.

Reacting to Rev. Andimi’s killing today, the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Bishop Dami Mamza while speaking with newsmen described the murder of the clergy as gruesome and unfortunate.

He revealed that the sect had demanded two million euros for ransom but still went ahead to executive the Pastor.

Bishop Dami stated that the killing was disclosed to them via their contact.

The Bishop, however, charged the government to tell Nigerians the truth about Boko Haram, noting that the sect has not been overpowered as claimed by the security men.

9jatoday understands that Rev. Andimi a few days after he was whisked away by the abductors, cried out in a video clip seen online asking for governments intervention towards his release.

He, however, declared that if it’s the will of God that he would not get out of captivity, the government should help him look after his children.


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