Breaking: Boko Haram executes CAN Chairman, Lawan Andimi
Dreaded Boko Haram sect has reportedly executed Rev. Lawan Andimi, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) Ahmed Salkida, a conflict and terrorism reporter made this known via Twitter on Tuesday, revealing Rev. Andimi was executed by his abductors on Monday.
“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,” he tweeted.
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. pic.twitter.com/1G9n3RLQjk
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) January 21, 2020
Recall Rev. Andimi, who was abducted early January when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Michika village, had cried out from captivity, asking Ahmadu Fintiri, Governor of the State, to rescue him.
In a video obtained by Salkida, the journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, Andimi said the insurgents have not maltreated him since he was abducted.
“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.
“These people have been doing good to me, they are feeding me with all that I want to eat. They provide a nice place for me to sleep, blanket and every need. So, I believe that they didn’t do anything wrong to me. I believe that He who made 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, my children and my colleagues.
“If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God. I want all people close and far, colleagues to be patient. Don’t cry, don’t worry but thank God for everything,” Andimi said in the video before he was executed.
CAN CHAIRMAN, ABDUCTED, CRIES OUT FROM BOKO HARAM CAMP
In a short recorded video Rev. Andimi declared that if its pleased God that he be released, he would be out, but if God decides not to get him out that they should look after his children. https://t.co/UHJKJVPVPJ pic.twitter.com/idbOlQRWYY
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) January 5, 2020