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I have One-Week To Live – Kidnapped Borno Pastor Begs Buhari For Rescue, As Boko Haram Issues Ultimatum For His Execution

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Bulus Yakuru, a pastor who was abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents last Christmas Eve in Borno State, has cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari for help.

According to the pastor, who appeared in a video recorded by the insurgents and shared online, he had been given a one-week ultimatum to live. He said, he was in pain and would like to be reunited with his family members, church, and relatives.

Recall that the insurgents had attacked Pemi village in Borno, about 20 Kilometres from Chibok, on December 24, 2020, during which the pastor was taken away.

In the video which was shared by the terrorists, a countdown over Yakuru’s life, whom they promised to kill if their demands were not met, had begun.

He said, “I’m calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Borno to help me because I have been given a one-week ultimatum from today. 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.

“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.”

Same as Yakuru, Garba Idris, an employee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has also spent close to two months in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Idris was abducted by the terrorists on Saturday, January 2 along the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road, in Borno State.

The insurgents had attacked some commuters near Matari village between Minok and Jakana Road around 8:30 am.

The terrorists had also ambushed vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok and Jakana highway, and the Boko Haram fighters held Idris, aka Alooma, a Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, during the attack.