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Boko Haram Demands £2m Ransom Before Beheading Pastor Andimi – CAN

Authorities of Christian Association Nigeria CAN have said that the Boko Haram demanded £2 million from the Christian body as a condition for the release of abducted pastor Lawan Andimi.

However, CAN said they were able to pay the terrorists N50 million before he was beheaded on Monday.

Pastor Stephen Mamza, the Adamawa State Chairman of CAN, confirmed that  Lawan was beheaded yesterday, adding that before the insurgents killed him, they demanded £2 million as ransom but only N50 million could be raised, which was rejected.

Mamza said: “Pastor Lawan was beheaded yesterday. Negations were still ongoing when they stopped calling. They were offered N50 million but they rejected it.

”The insurgents called Rev Lawan’s wife last week and informed her that they would be beheading him on Saturday, but that somehow they waited till Monday.”

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Mamza lamented that CAN members are increasingly becoming victims of wanton killings by terrorists. He said that just on Monday, Pastor Dennis Bagauri of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) was killed in Jereng, Mayo-Belwa area of Adamawa state.

He posited: “It is now clear that Christians are not protected by the government. We don’t feel like we have a government.”

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri who spoke on the development described it as barbaric.

The governor said in a statement released by his Director General of Media and Communication, Solomon Kumanga, that he is deeply saddened by the “gruesome execution” of Pastor Lawan Andimi.

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The Boko Haram elements had invaded Michika roughly three weeks ago, January 2nd, and were quickly confronted by soldiers, but they succeeded in seizing Lawan Andimi as they fled.

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