Nigerian Pastor Freed by Boko Haram Just Hours Before He Was Set to be Executed

Pastor Bulus Yikura

A Christian cleric, Bulus Yikura, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram, has been freed.

Mr Yikura was freed Wednesday evening by the terror group, security sources told PREMIUM TIMES.

Our reporter saw Mr Yikura on the outskirts of Maiduguri as he was being conveyed to the office of the State Security Service in Borno, at about 6:15 p.m.

Last week, Boko Haram circulated a video where Mr Yikura called on the government of Nigeria and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to save him. He said his abductors threatened to take his life at the end of the week.

Going by the seven days ultimatum, Mr Yikura, a pastor with EYN church, had until today to be freed or killed.

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SOURCE: Premium Times NG, Abdulkareem Haruna