A few hours after reports that Boko Haram has killed abducted Adamawa CAN Chairman, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his displease with the development.
President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has on Tuesday, in Abuja, condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, who until his death was the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa.
Buhari described the killing of the clergyman as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative.
President Muhammadu Buhari regretted that the terrorists killed the religious leader while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties.
He consoled the Christian community all over Nigeria, the government and people of Adamawa as well as the Bishop’s family over the sad loss of the man of God.
He said, “terrorists would continue to pay a heavy price for their actions and comprehensively be defeated by our determined armed forces.”
He urged nations of the world to end all support provided to the Boko Haram and the Islamic States in West Africa (ISWA) terrorist groups whose only goal was to sow death, violence and destruction in the sub-region.
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 Reverend.
In another news, 9jatoday reported that 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.