Kidnapped Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Adamawa State, Reverend Lawan Andimi, has requested for prayers, FaithWire has reported.
“By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife and children and colleagues. Don’t cry, don’t worry, but thank God for everything,” Abdimi said in a video clip.
The heavily armed Boko Haram insurgent on Thursday attacked Michika in the Northeastern state of Adanawa and opened fire on the community prompting many to run into the bush.
The attack came barely a week after the insurgents attacked a Christian-dominated village, near Chibok on December 24 killing no fewer than seven people.
The attack on Michika is coming almost a year after Boko Haram gunmen attacked the border community and killed nearly a dozen on March 28, 2019.
Michika shares borders with some Borno communities like Gwoza, Askira Uba, which are volatile areas where insurgents’ activities are still on.
Persecution Watchdog, Open Doors USA, said Boko Haram released a video of Reverend Andimi, calling on the government to help secure his freedom.
In the video, the cleric could be heard asking his family not to “sorrow for him, since God’s will must be respected.”