Adamawa CAN mourns slain clergy

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In the wake of the killing of Lawal Andimi, the Michika LGA CAN chairman, the Adamawa state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has declared a 3-day fasting to mourn the death of the slain reverend by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Andimi was killed on Monday after Boko Haram insurgents abducted him earlier in the month.

The Adamawa state chairman of CAN, Rev. Dami Mamza, said the move is the only option left in view of the increasing killing of innocent person in the state.

Mamza lamented government inability to stop the carnage, let alone bring perpetrators to justice.

He directed for full compliance across the 21 local councils saying, it is the only way out of the challenge.

“Christians in the state are particularly saddened by the recent killing of two senior clergies last Monday.

It was alleged that, insurgents had demanded for £2m (N946m) but were offered N50m, infuriating the terrorists, who soon turned their anger on the victim.

Meanwhile the Governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri has pledged the support of the state government to the family of the slain clergy.

Fintiri said that the state would provide education and other palliative support to the children.

Fintiri stated this during condolence visit on the President church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), Headquarters in Kwarhi, Hong LGA.

The Governor condemned the gruesome murder of the clergyman, describing him as committed cleric.

Fintiri reiterated the commitment of his administration in securing lives and property in the state.

Earlier, President of the church, Rev Joel Billi lauded Fintiri for identifying with the church members, during their moment of grief and prayed to God to reward him.

Billi commended the humility of the Governor who he said has been having sleepless night, since the abduction of the clergyman by Boko Haram insurgents.

The clergy revealed that members of the church have embarked on fervent prayers and fasting to secure the clergy from his abductors.

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