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Northern govs condemn murder of Adamawa CAN chair by Boko Haram terrorists

Andrew Ajijah

The Northern Governor’s Forum has condemned the murder of the kidnapped leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Chairman of the Forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a press statement issued, on Wednesday, through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the governors described the incident as ‘sad and uncalled for’.

“The Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong described the act as yet another sad tale of the inhuman activities of the terrorist group which is bent on unleashing sorrow in the hearts of Nigerians.”

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The statement explained that the clergy which paid the supreme prize for his faith was a leader of a local chapter of CAN in Adamawa State.

“Reverend Lawan Andimi, who was the Local Council Chapter Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and also a pastor with the Church of the Brethren (EYN) at the District Church Council of Michika, Adamawa State.”

Late Lawan Andimi, was allegedly kidnap by suspected Boko Harm terrorists about a week ago, and was reportedly executed last Tuesday.

“The northern governors commiserated with the immediate family of the late clergyman, the Church and people of Adamawa State.

Governor Lalong, however, urged them not to allow the ugly incident affect their faith in God and love for humanity as the death of the late Clergyman cannot be a catalyst for hatred among Nigerians who are disgusted by the cruelty of the terrorist organisation.