Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Rev. Lawal Andimi, who was
abducted by Boko Haram insurgents last week Thursday in Michika, has
pleaded with the state Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to rescue him from
captivity.The clergy, in a video obtained by a journalist known to have access to
the leadership of the sect, Ahmad Salkida, said that his abductors have
not maltreated him in any way.
In the video, the clergy stated: “I have never been discouraged because
of all condition that one finds himself is in the hand of God. God who
made them to take care of me and to leave my life.
“So, the summary of my speech; I am appealing to my colleagues,
reverends, particularly my president, Reverend Joel Billy, who is a
strong man, a man of compassion and man of love. He can do all his best
to speak to our governor, Umaru Jibrilla (Fintiri) and other necessary
agents for my release here.
“These people have been doing good to me, they are feeding me with all
that I want to eat. They provide a nice place for me to sleep, blanket
and everything I need. So, I believe that they didn’t do anything wrong
to me. I believe that He who made them act in such a way is still alive
and will make all arrangements, by the grace of God I will be together
with my wife, my children, and my colleagues. “If the opportunity has
not been granted, maybe it is the will of God. I want all people close
and far, colleagues to be patient. Don’t cry, don’t worry but thank God
Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives representing
Michika/Madagali federal constituency of Adamawa State, Hon. Zakariah
Nyampa has called on the military to beef up security in Michika to
avert further attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The lawmaker, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a
statement he issued Monday, also called for the deployment of additional
trucks to soldiers who successfully repelled the recent attacks by the
insurgents in Michika.
Nyampa decried the ordeal faced by his people during the recent attacks.
He said while the efforts by the Nigeria Army is commendable, troops in
Michika need more trucks because the Boko Haram terrorists destroyed the
only truck they had.
The lawmaker said that soldiers stationed in Michika deserve more
logistic support to be able to withstand subsequent attacks by the
Nyampa stated: “When the Boko Haram attacked Michika on January 2, the
Army quickly swept into action killing most of the terrorists and
pursued them towards Lassa river where they lost one of their trucks to
“Our people had to run helter skelter when they heard that the
terrorists were approaching the town. We thank God for their lives but
the only civilian casualty is the missing pastor whose whereabouts is
“We want the government to intensify efforts to get the whereabouts of
Rev. Lawan, the DCC secretary of Michika. Government should also provide
more trucks to border areas like Michika.