Boko Haram Executes Brethren Pastor in Northeast Nigeria
The Rev. Lawan Andimi had a treasured life – loving family, an affectionate congregation, respect from his colleagues.
The kidnapped district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) in Michika County, in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, had stated in a video that he trusted in God should he lose his life to Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram. The rebel militants executed the father of eight children on Monday (Jan. 20), the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) confirmed today, Morning Star News reported yesterday.
Ahmad Salkida, a Muslim journalist who has been a primary means for Boko Haram to release information, reported in a tweet today that the group beheaded Pastor Andimi on Monday afternoon.
Although the pastor was kidnapped, he said the perpetrators of Boko Haram’s Shekau faction treat him well and they provided the necessary food and a place to sleep.
Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution but second in the number of Christians killed for their faith, behind Pakistan.
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