NIGERIA – Buhari: Terrorists will pay a heavy price for killing CAN chairman

The Nigeria Lawyer | Unini Chioma | January 21, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika. The news of his death broke on Tuesday morning.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, quoted Buhari as describing the killing as “cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative”.

He said the president expressed sorrow that the insurgents killed the religious leader while giving signals that they were willing to release him to third parties.

The president assured Nigerians that “terrorists will continue to pay a heavy price for their actions and would comprehensively be defeated by our determined armed forces”.