Late Pastor Andimi
By Sam Tor
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has pledged that his administration will assist the family of late Reverend Lawan Andimi, Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Michika branch who was abducted and later killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
He made the promise when he paid a condolence visit to the President of Eklissiyar ‘Yan’uwa A Najeriya EYN at the National Headquarters of the Church in Kwarhi, Hong local government area.
The Governor explained that state government will sponsor the education of children of the deceased and provide other necessary assistance to the family.
He condemned in totality the gruesome murder of the clergyman by his abductors and consoled the entire members of EYN over the unfortunate incidence and urged them to bear it with courage.
Governor Fintiri described the deceased as a someone he knows who has passion for progress and development of the state and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.
The Governor declared that the present administration is doing its best in ensuring the society is safe and secured and has given security agencies in the state adequate support in that regard.
Responding, The National President of EYN, Reverend Joel Billi thanked the Governor for identifying with Church members during their moment of grief and prayed to God to reward him.
Reverend Billi described Governor Umaru Fintiri as an embodiment of humility who has been restless and worry, since the abduction of the clergyman by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The National President commended the Governor for his constant plying Michika, Madagali road axis, and this has indicated his keen interest in the safety of lives and property of the entire citizenry.
He revealed that members of the church have gone for fervent prayers and fasting since the abduction of the clergyman but God in his wisdom let the matter going by the video clip that went viral.