Kidnapped pastor executed by Boko Haram

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 21st, 2020 1:37 pm

Ahmad Salkida | Twitter

Last Updated Jan 21st, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Pastor Lawan Andimi, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram in a raid on his church, was beheaded by the Islamist militants on Monday. Andimi was a senior member of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

Veteran journalist and Islamic terror expert Ahmad Salkida tweeted about Andimi's death.

Andimi earlier released a video telling his family not to "sorrow for him, since God's will must be respected."

"By the grace of God, I will be together with my wife and children and colleagues," he said. "Don't cry, don't worry, but thank God for everything."

Nigerian media reported that the Boko Haram had demanded a ransom of more than $2 million before his execution.