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Boko Haram Beheads Nigerian Pastor Kidnapped In Michika Adamawa State

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By Morning Star News Agency

Boko Haram Beheads Nigerian Pastor Kidnapped In Michika Adamawa State

Rev. Lawan Andimi has been executed by dreaded Jihadi sect, Boko Haram.

The kidnapped district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Michika County, in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, had stated in a video that he trusted in God should he lose his life to Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram. The rebel militants executed the father of eight children on Monday (Jan. 20), the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) confirmed today.

Ahmad Salkida, a Muslim journalist who has been a primary means for Boko Haram to release information, reported in a tweet today that the group beheaded Pastor Andimi on Monday afternoon.

“To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by #BokoHaram was executed yesterday,” Salkida tweeted. “Rev. Andimi was a church leader, a father to his children and the community he served. My condolences go to his family.”

CAN President Samson Ayokunle today confirmed in a comment to the Nigerian newspaper the Daily Post that Pastor Andimi had been executed.

Pastor Andimi had said in a Boko Haram video released by Salkida on Jan. 5 that he hoped to be reunited with his wife, children and colleagues.

“If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God,” he said. “I want all people close and far, colleagues, to be patient. Don’t cry, don’t worry, but thank God for everything.”

Pastor Andimi, who also served as chairman of CAN’s local chapter, was kidnapped on Jan. 2 when Boko Haram attacked two Christian communities in the area.

In the video released on Jan. 5, the pastor called on church leaders to speak out for him and urge Adamawa Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri to intervene to secure his release.

“I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself is in the hand of God,” Pastor Andimi said in the video.

Strongly Worded Statement
CAN President Ayokunle said in a press statement that the execution of Pastor Andimi was “gruesome, unfortunate and a shame on the federal government,” according to Nigerian newspaper The Nation.

“What has become of intelligence-gathering of our security agencies?” Ayokunle said in the statement. “Is this government and the security agencies still claiming that the war against these criminals in religious garments has been won despite all the killings? Is the government sincere in fighting these terrorists or merely paying lip service to the war against the insurgency? Is there any hope that our security is guaranteed under this government?”

CAN’s director of legal and public affairs, Kwamkur Vondip, reportedly said in a statement that the church did “everything within her reach to secure the safe release of this pastor gentleman but it was not possible because they didn’t have the military power to do so,” according to The Nation.



  1. D Hunter

    January 22, 2020 at 6:49 AM

    I THINK Its high time we fought this battle bomber to bomber. Enough is enough.

    What nonsense???
    We cannot continue to keep quietl fold our arms and do nothing, sheath our Swords and allow all these muslim unbelievers and useless almajiri sons of pardition to keep on killing our valueable men in cold blood.
    If its religious war they want they should come to the open, lets give them full dose of it and lets see who suffers greater loss at the end of the day. Instead of all these hide and fight game. Afterall the Israelites fought and still fighting their wars till date.
    N O N S E N S E set of creatures called muslims.

    I mourn for our dear beloved brother and Hero.
    May he find enternal rest with
    with God.

    I take a stroll…

  2. D Hunter

    January 22, 2020 at 7:22 AM

    IF it were a muslim cleric that was gruesomely killed this way by a group percieved to be Christians, by now there would have been a great pandemonium all over the country and not just the state alone.
    Imagine what transpired btw Donald Trump and Iran and how some muslims in Nigerian reacted to it.

    Now, a great man has just been killed in cold blood for no crime.
    Trust me, No serious action would be taken even by the Christians other than just mouth action and after a while, the matter is swept under the carpet and forgotten.

    I take a stroll…

  3. D Hunter

    January 22, 2020 at 7:47 AM

    IT Would never be well with anyone that has a hand in the death of this gentleman of God and others before him.

    May they not miss the rewards for their wickedness. May they find themselves in a situation where they would wish and pray for death and death would not come.
    May the entire members of their families suffer worst fate.
    May the devil continue to prepare a place for them in his kingdom bcos thats where they really belong.

    Because of this wicked act, may Nature be at war with them, may God subtract the number of the remaining years this Reverend was surpose to spend on Earth from all their sorry miserable lives.
    May the live with the regret of killing this man till they breath their last. (AMEN).

    I console the family of the fallen Hero and soldier of Christ.
    May God grant them the fortitude to bear this irrepearable loss.

    I take a stroll…

  4. D Hunter

    January 22, 2020 at 9:28 AM

    IT would not be well with buhari and all his useless carbinet members for their maladministration that gave birth to INSECURITY that led to the untimely death of this loved one and millions of innocent people killed in their homes, farms, schools and Churches.
    Nemesis is their unfailing expected visitor.

    I take a stroll…

  5. Jilo

    January 22, 2020 at 2:03 PM

    There is no justification for killing any human being let alone killing on religion premise. Having said that, it appears that Christians in Nigerians are too meek to stop this transgression upon them.

    One thing that I have learnt over a period of my life time is that if you don’t make a move to stop maltreatment and threatening from your abusers, they will continue to inflict more injury on you. If these Boko Haramists aware that Christians have armed themselves and prepare to face them, trust me, they will back down. Jesus will not descend from heaven to come and rescue you from the jaw of Boko Haram. You need to stop this persecution by fighting back. Remember David prayed and prepared himself before he went out to confront Goliat. He didn’t Just pray and go sleep and think that because he had prayed God will take care of the rest.

    All that I have been saying is getting weapons to defend yourselves is not a sin. It is after then you can add prayer and see how huge victory you will achieve . Prayer alone cannot solve this problem, you need to make some moves. If you fail to smart up now, you will be at the mercy of Boko Haram. This is not a prediction but a damn fact.

  6. Amanda

    January 22, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    See these ***** talking to themselves. What’s stopping you from taking up arms and “defend” yourselves?. You keep talking about defending yourselves for years but you never did anything. Guys, listen we will keep telling you this is not about islam and muslims. The people funding and backing these haramists have been speaking in tongue for years but you refused to listen. Recently they are getting bold enough and speak indirectly but you still dont hear.

    Well, if you care to know, they are judeo-christian terrorists alliance. They have made confessional statement but you ignored. So keep blaming Muslims. It will not get you anywhere

  7. Mimia

    January 25, 2020 at 5:18 PM


  8. princess Lanre

    February 6, 2020 at 9:02 AM

    Oh Lord Our help in ages past Arise and Help us in Nigeria, these killings are too much, save our souls from the hands of BOKO HARAM and their sponsors, may You withdraw their peace and let them rise and gang up against themselves, put an end to their activities in Nigeria Oh Lord we beseech You Our God…amen in Jesus Name…

    God bless Nigeria…

    I take my stroll now….

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