Boko Haram Release Nigerian Pastor Abducted in Borno State

Pastor Bulus Yikura of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has regained his freedom after being held hostage since December 24, 2020. He was kidnapped by suspected members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram and a ransom was placed on him. According to Human Angle, Yikura was freed on Wednesday, February 3. This was a few days after the deadline of his ransom was almost close.

The Christian leader showed up in three different videos since his abduction and begged the government and other Christian leaders to come to his aid. Likewise, he pleaded that they should help to negotiate his release. 

In his words;

"I'm calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Borno to help me because I have been given a one-week ultimatum today, Feb. 24," Yikura reportedly said in one video. "If you want me alive, I beg you in your capacity as president, the governor, and our local government chairman to save me from this suffering.

"Please pray for me. Today is the last day I will have the opportunity to call on you in your capacity as my parents and relatives in the country. Anyone who has the intention should help and save me. Please release me from this pain," he said.

Furthermore, Human Angle released a screenshot from the recent video which showed one of the abductors of Yikura holding a knife as he stood behind Pastor Yikura who was on his knees. His abductor also mentioned that the deadline for the ransom comes to an end on Wednesday.

Last December, witnesses explained that Yikura was kidnapped by the Islamic extremists in Pemi village near Chibok in Borno state.

According to Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List, Nigeria is among the countries with the most terrorized Christians as at last year (November 2019 – October 2020).

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