The leadership of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,NSCIA, has received with great shock the news of the killing of Pastor Lawan Andimi, the CAN branch chairman of Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa state by Boko Haram.
NSCIA in a statement signed by
Head of Media and Communication,Aselemi Ibrahim, condemned the killing in the strongest term and also described it as barbaric, provocative and a flagship example of man inhumanity to man.
“The Council believes that Boko Haram is trying to make the country ungovernable and to incite Christians against Muslims in Nigeria.
The Council hereby expresses her heart-felt condolences to the immediate family of Pastor Lawan Andimi in particular and the leadership and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in general.
We equally want to seize this opportunity to appeal to the leadership of CAN in Nigeria to be wary of the comments and statements it puts out in the public domain, so as not to play into the antics of the enemy. We should think-through and be sure that our comments are in the interest of national peace, security and cohesion.
We want to state unequivocally that we are committed to a united Nigeria, where every one is protected and free to practice his/her religion without any encumbrances”.
NSCIA then called on the Federal Government and the security apparati to be alive to their responsibilities of protection of lives and properties.