- Adamawa district head, Ngida Kwache, says CAN chairman for the state, Reverend Lawan Andimi, has been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents
- Kwache says Andimi has been in captivity for almost three days because he was kidnapped in Boko Haram's Thursday, January 2 attempt to take over Michika
- Nigerian troops had repelled the attack by the insurgents but the stampede caused by the incident left some people missing, including Andimi
The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Adamawa chapter, Reverend Lawan Andimi, has reportedly been kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
Daily Trust reports that the cleric was kidnapped during the recent attack by the insurgents on Michika in the northeast state.
According to the national daily newspaper, Reverend Andimi's abduction was confirmed by traditional rulers in the area to the deputy governor of the state, Crowther Seth.
The district head of Michika, Ngida Kwache told the deputy governor that the cleric had been abducted since Thursday, January 2 when the insurgents hit the area.
He said: “The pastor was abducted the day Boko Haram attacked our community. He was last seen when the suspected insurgents forced him into a Toyota Hilux. Since then, we have not heard from him or his abductors.”
The deputy governor reassured the affected communities that the administration of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri had stepped up efforts to ensure peace in the state, saying their requests would be forwarded to the Federal Government for appropriate action.
Legit.ng reported previously that swift troops of the Nigerian military repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa state on Thursday, January 2.
The insurgents had stormed the outskirts of the city at about 7:00 pm, resulting in a stampede and residents scampering for safety.
The terrorists attempted to enter Michika causing residents to flee towards Uba town while others took refuge in nearby mountains.
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