President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, President Buhari described the murder of the CAN Chairman as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative.
He regretted that “the terrorists killed the religious leader while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties.”
Buhari vowed to make aure that Boko Haram pay a heavy price for their evil actions.
He consoled the Christian community all over Nigeria, the government and people of Adamawa as well as the Bishop’s family over the sad loss of the man of God.
“The terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa State is cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. My deepest condolences to his family, the Christian community across Nigeria, and the Government and people of Adamawa.
“I am greatly saddened by the fact that the terrorists went on to kill him even while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties. This barbarism is condemnable. We will ensure that these terrorists pay a heavy price for their evil actions.
“This incident has further strengthened our resolve as a Government, and the resolve of our gallant Armed Forces, to comprehensively defeat all terrorist groups sowing death, violence and destruction in our country and across West Africa.”
The President urged nations of the world to end all support provided to the Boko Haram and the Islamic States in West Africa terrorist groups whose only goal was to sow death, violence, and destruction in the sub-region.
Meanwhile, Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration supported Boko Haram terrorist.