Abducted CAN chairman speaks from Boko Haram captivity

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The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Adamawa state, Mr. Lawan Andimi, has spoken from Boko Haram captivity, pleading for the intervention of authorities for his release.

Mr. Andimi was declared missing following a raid by the Abubakar Shekau led terror group, Boko Haram in Michika, Adamawa state on 3rd January, 2020.

In a video message obtained by salkida.com, Mr. Andimi pleaded with his colleagues in CAN and the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umoru Fintri as well as other authorities to intervene and push for his immediate release.

The little over six minutes video, Mr. Andimi who spoke both in Hausa and English, commended his captors for treating him humanly, providing him with blanket cover, decent beddings and good food.

Watch video here: salkida.com.

He requested his colleagues in CAN as well as his family members not to be distraught nor to sorrow since God’s will must be respected in all of their lives.

He declared that if its pleased God that he be released, he would be out but if God decides not to get him out that his wife should be patient and they should look after his children.

On the evening of Thursday, 3rd January, 2020 while people were still celebrating the new year, there was a sudden appearance of a convoy of trucks with armed men, some of them disguised in Military fatigue invading the town.

With the first volleys of gunshots, the town broke into a bedlam of sorts with people running for their lives.

The invading forces combed the town for several hours, pillaging for foodstuff and valuables. The Military reportedly reinforced, engaged the marauders in fierce gun battle, forcing them to flee.

Source: Ahmad Salkida

 

 

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