It has been revealed that the dreaded terrorists rejected a N50m ransom and went ahead to behead the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi on Monday 20th January, 2020.
The insurgents had demanded for £2m (N946m) but was only offered N50m, infuriating the terrorists, who soon turned their anger on the victim, according to CAN chairman in the state, Stephen Dami Mamza.
He said, “Pastor Lawan was beheaded yesterday. Negations were still ongoing when the terrorists stopped calling. They were offered N50 Million but they rejected it.
They called his wife last week, informing her that they will be beheading him on Saturday but somehow they waited till Monday. Also yesterday, Pastor Dennis Bagauri of the Lutheran Church was killed in Jereng, Mayo-Belwa area of Adamawa State.
It is now obvious that Christians are not protected by the government; we don’t feel like we have a government. Reacting to the incident, the Adamawa State Government described the action of the terror group as barbaric.
The Director-General, Media and Communication to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, Solomon Kumangar, said; the governor is saddened by the horrific execution of the pastor.
The CAN chairman was abducted two weeks ago when the Boko Haram fighters stormed Michika town in search of foodstuff and other basic items.