A group of Boko Haram terrorist kidnapped Christian Pastor on January 3, but for not denying Christ, the group beheaded him.
According to the conflict and terrorism reporter Ahmad Salkida, Boko Haram terrorists beheaded main member of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lawan Andimi on Monday.
Authorities declared Andimi missing on January 3 after a raid by the Islamic extremist group in Michika.
Days later, the pastor showed up in a video. His captors posted the video asking Christian leaders and the state government to ensure their release.
In the video, the pastor urges his family not to “feel sorry for him, since God’s will must be respected.”
“By the grace of God, I will be with my wife, children and colleagues,” he added. “Don’t cry, don’t worry, but thank God for everything.”
“He has been killed in the Sambisa forest,” a source told Save the Persecuted Christians.
To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by #BokoHaram was executed yesterday. Rev. Andimi was a church leader, a father to his children and the community he served. My condolences go to his family. pic.twitter.com/1G9n3RLQjk
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) 21 de enero de 2020
According to the executive director of the non-profit organization, Dede Laugesen. “He was killed because he refused to give up his faith. And because they couldn’t raise the money for their rescue».
Boy executes a Christian in Africa
The horrible news of Andimi’s death comes just a week after the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) published images of a “soldier” child executing a Christian man.
According to local media, ISWAP killed about 11 Christians in December last year, allegedly to “avenge” the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed during a US-led raid in October.