The Northern Governors Forum, NGF, on Wednesday, condemned the alleged murder of Adamawa State chapter chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Lawan Andimi by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The NGF chairman who is also the governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong made the condemnation in a statement signed by his director of press and public affairs, Dr. Makut Macham.
Mr Lalong described the murder as yet another “sad tale of the inhuman activities of the terrorist group which is bent on unleashing sorrow in the hearts of Nigerians”.
While commiserating with the family of the late clergyman, the Church and people of Adamawa State, Mr Lalong urged them not to allow the ugly incident affect their faith in God and love for humanity.
According to him, the death of the late clergyman cannot be a catalyst for hatred among Nigerians who he said are disgusted by the cruelty of the terrorist organisation.
The governor noted that the NGF remains united in their support for security agencies to continue to rise up to not only terrorist groups, but all forms of criminality that seek to divide the country along ethnic, religious or political lines.
Governor Lalong emphasized that the NGF stands shoulder to shoulder with the President Muhammadu Buhari “as he rallies the world towards defeating terror groups and their sponsors as well as the purveyors of their bizarre ideology which propagates sorrow, hatred and pain on innocent persons in the name of religion and others claims”.