Boko Haram: Buhari says terrorists must pay for killing CAN chairman

Boko Haram: Buhari says terrorists must pay for killing CAN chairman

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, in the evening of Tuesday, January 21, sent a tough message to Boko Haram terrorists attacking the country saying they will pay heavily for their crimes.

The president said the action of the sect is provocative and inhuman.

Buhari's anger stems from the killing of a chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) by the terrorists.

Lawan Andimi, who was head of the Michika local government area, Adamawa state branch of CAN, was abducted by the insurgents who carried out attacks on communities.

In a message posted on his personal Twitter handle, a visibly angry Buhari said his administration would "ensure that these terrorists pay a heavy price for their evil actions."

President Buhari said it was more painful that the terrorists killed Andimi while they gave the impression that he would be released from their 'den'.

The president sent his condolences to the family of the CAN chairman and the Christians in the country for the act of the terrorists.

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"This incident has further strengthened our resolve as a government, and the resolve of our gallant Armed Forces, to comprehensively defeat all terrorist groups sowing death, violence and destruction in our country and across West Africa," the president added.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app earlier reported that the European parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), recently hit Nigeria with a declaration that there is no progress in the war against Boko Haram.

It was reported that the declaration was part of the EU resolution of Thursday, January 16, even as it notes that there have been attacks carried out by the insurgents in recent weeks.

In talking about the attacks, the parliament said that the security situation in the nation has worsened, saying there is no excuse for the abuse of human rights. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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