Boko Haram insurgents have murdered Reverend Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa chapter.
A source who spoke to The Cable reporter disclosed that Rev. Andimi who was abducted on Jan 2, 2020 has been brutally murdered by his abductors on Monday
The Herald recalls that Andimi appealed to Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to negotiate his release, in a video shared online on Jan 6, 2020.
In the video, Andimi claimed his abductors were treating him well as they provided blankets to protect him from the freezing temperature in the northern region
However, one could not ascertain if the cleric was coerced to make the speech or if it was the actual truth.
CAN CHAIRMAN ABDUCTED BY BOKO HARAM CRIES OUT.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 then his children should be cared for.
It would be recalled that ISWAP terrorists who partnered with Boko Haram insurgents beheaded 10 christians on Christmas day to avenge the death of former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was killed in Syria during a gun battle.
Last week, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) wrote an open letter to Pope Francis and US President Trump asking for their intervention in the continued persecution of Christians in the country