The Abuja Muslim Forum (AMF), has condemned the assassination of Rev. Lawan Andimi, the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa by Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as ungodly, barbaric and contrary to the teachings of Islam.
The deceased was reportedly killed in Michika Local Government Area of the state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The chief Ameer of AMF, Mr Luqman Ahmad, in a statement on Thursday said: ”We vehemently condemn the illegal, unIslamic and unjustifiable bloodshed being perpetrated by this anti-Islamic group called Boko Haram.
”Boko Haram does not represent Islam and Muslims at all, because Islam holds human life in sanctity.
”That is why Allah equates the unjust assassination of one soul to the killing of mankind altogether.
”So, the killing on Monday, Jan. 20 of Rev Lawan Andimi by the Boko Harām terrorists was never and can never be in the interest of Islam and Muslims”.
The group commiserated with the Christian community across Nigeria.
According to him, ”Islam is a religion of peace and part of its cardinal teachings is harmonious co-existence irrespective of our differences in colour or language.”