President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the murder of Rev. Lawan Andimi, who was killed by Boko Haram today.
Earlier today, Tuesday 21 January, the terrorist group, Boko Haram, killed the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Lawan Andimi in Michika Local Government Area in Adamawa.
President Buhari in his reaction condemned the killing of the cleric and called it “cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative.”
He also expressed his condolences to the family of Rev. Lawan Andimi and the Christian community across Nigeria.
Read the statement President Buhari shared after the murder of Rev. Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram on Tuesday below.
“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”
Recall that the head of the Nigerian Army, General Buratai, issued a warning to foreign agencies against meddling in the effort to deal with the Boko Haram insurgents and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).