President Muhammadu Buhari says he is saddened by the murder of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa, by Boko Haram terrorists.

Andimi was abducted in January when the insurgents attacked his village.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari described the killing as barbaric.

He said,

“I am greatly saddened by the fact that the terrorists went on to kill him even while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties. This barbarism is condemnable.

“We will ensure that these terrorists pay a heavy price for their evil actions,” Buhari posted on his Twitter handle.

Buhari expressed his condolence to the Christian community all over Nigeria, the government and people of Adamawa.