Mr. Lawan Andimi, chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa state, captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa state has been killed.
The CAN official was kidnapped in January by the Boko Haram when they attacked his community.
A source said he was killed on Monday by the insurgents while in their captivity.
Few days he was kidnapped by the Boko Haram, a video of him surfaced where he was seen begging Mr. Ahmadu Fintiri, the Adamawa governor to help rescue him from Boko Haram captivity.
“I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself …is in the hand of God. God who made them to take care of me. So, the summary of my speech; I am appealing to my colleagues, reverends, particularly my president, Reverend Joel Billy who is a strong man, a man of compassion and man of love. He can do all his best to speak to our governor, Umaru Jibrilla (Fintiri) and other necessary agents for my release here,” he had said.
Despite his plea, he was not rescued and has since been killed by the Boko Haram.
This makes it 12 persons that have been killed in Boko Haram captivity within a one month period.
Late December last year, Boko Haram insurgents killed 11 Christians in their captivity, an action they said was to avenge the killing of their leader in October last year.