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Breaking: Chibok pastor marked for execution, released

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Breaking: Chibok pastor marked for execution, released

The EYN Pastor Bulus Yikura that was kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents in December during the Christmas festivities has been released today evening.

A reliable source who spoke to this medium in confidence said that the release was facilitated by the DSS and Kalthum Foundation for Peace Maiduguri Borno state.

The Pastor is presently in custody of the DSS undergoing debriefing

 Boko Haram has released a video of abducted Pastor Bulus Yikura stating that they will execute him today Wednesday, March 3rd, if their ransom isn’t paid. In the video, Yikura pleads with the government to negotiate his freedom, while an ISWAP militant stands behind him with a knife.

“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,” says Pastor Yikura in the 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.”

Pastor Bulus Yikura was kidnapped on Christmas eve in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria, by the Abubakar Shekau led faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group. During the attack on Pemi village, militants kidnapped Yikura and 6 others, after killing at least 11 people. The video released on Wednesday is the third recorded by Boko Haram in which Yikura pleads for government intervention.

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