NIGERIA – Boko Haram kills kidnapped CAN chairman

The Guardian | Timileyin Omilana | Jan. 21, 2020


Boko Haram insurgents have killed the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi, in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist with years of experience reporting the activities of the insurgents, in a series of tweets said Andimi was killed on Monday.

“To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by #BokoHaram was executed yesterday,” Salkida tweeted.

Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked his village.

Days after his abduction, the clergyman, in a video clip released by the insurgents, asked Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, to rescue him.

The sect is yet to confirm the killing of Andimi.

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