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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has on Tuesday confirmed the beheading of the church leader from Michika town in Adamawa State by Boko Haram.
In case you missed it, Boko Haram Kills Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, A source revealed that the CAN chairman, Reverend Lawan Andimi was executed on Monday along with a soldier.
Confirming the incident, the Special Adviser to CAN National President, Bayo Oladeji, said it is sad but true; adding “We are working on our response”. The Adamawa state Chairman of CAN, Dami Mamza also confirmed the incident.
The beheaded church leader served as the Local Council Chapter Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and also a pastor with the Church of the Brethren (EYN) at the District Church Council of Michika.
He was abducted when the insurgent group attacked the town on January 2 around 7:00 p.m. Rev. Lawan Andima was 58 years old, married, and the father of nine children.
On Christmas eve, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State, killed 11 Christian captives in Borno.
The Islamic State sub-group called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) said the “beheading” of the hostages was part of its campaign to “avenge” the killing of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US military raid in Syria last October.