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Boko Haram executes abducted Adamawa CAN Chairman Rev. Andimi

Valentine Chinyem



Dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram have executed Lawan Andimi, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area.

He was abducted by the insurgents earlier in the month when his village came under attack.

His death was made known in a tweet by Ahmad Sakilda, a journalists with close ties to the insurgents.

It said, “To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by #BokoHaram was executed yesterday. Rev. Andimi was a church leader, a father to his children and the community he served. My condolences go to his family.”

Recall that days after his abduction, the clergyman, in a video clip, asked Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa and the Federal Government, to rescue him.

“I have never been discouraged because of all conditions that one finds himself is in the hand of God,” Andimi assured.

Despite the abduction, the pastor explained that his captors — believed to be part of Boko Haram’s Shekau faction — have treated him well.

“These people have been doing good to me. They are feeding me with what I want to eat,” he said. “They are providing a nice place for me to sleep, a blanket and every need.”

“I believe they didn’t do anything wrong to me,” Andimi added. “I still believe God who make them to act in such a way is still alive and will make all arrangements. By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife and my children and all my colleagues. If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God.”

“Don’t cry, don’t worry, but thank God for everything.”

“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,” he had said.