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Boko Haram Frees Borno Pastor Kidnapped On Christmas Eve

Valentine Chinyem

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Boko Haram have freed Pastor Bulus Yikura, who was kidnapped on Christmas Eve last year from Pemi Village in Chibok local government.

Pastor Bulus regained freedom 24 hours before the deadline set for his execution by the terror sect.

The insurgents had shared a video where the cleric was seen kneeling and begging the Federal Government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to intervene so he can reunite with his family.

He said,: “I have been given only seven days to appeal for assistance that will help me out of this torture.

“If truly you want to rescue me from this untold suffering and threat to life, then you have to act fast.

“I am also calling on the EYN president to help mobilise help that will rescue me, and also pray for me so that God will make things easy for me here”.

However, the cleric was set free on Wednesday evening on the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis.

He was sighted with a few family members and the Nigerian Secret police.

It is not clear if a ransom was paid for his release or if he was allowed to go by the insurgents.