Boko Haram insurgents have killed the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi, in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.
Pastor Lawan Andimi was killed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
“To break some news items can traumatise one. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by Boko Haram 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. Unfortunately, Andimi never got the chance to reunite with his wife and children.
In his last video posted by Boko Haram, he assured his family and the world that he had made peace with death and whatever fate God allows to befall him, he will accept it as God’s sovereign will.
Pastor Andimi can be referred to as one of the Martyrs of our time, who stood for what he believed in. In the last, probably most fearful moments of his life, he still held on to his faith in Christ and died for it.
Like Leah Sharibu, who has been in Boko Haram captivity for about two years now, due to her refusal to renounce her faith, Andimi has set another example of standing by one’s spiritual convictions even in the face of death.