A former member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reportedly turned down negotiation attempts to free him from Boko Haram terrorists.
The ex-corps member, identified as Abraham Amuta made his stance known to negotiators who went to the Sambisa Forest to secure his release.
Naija News understands that the Benue-born Amuta has also renounced his Christian faith and is now a member of the Boko Haram sect.
He told negotiators who went to the Sambisa Forest to secure his release yesterday to go back home, Daily Trust reported.
Amuta was participating in the compulsory one-year NYSC scheme for Nigerian graduates in Borno State when he was abducted on 10 April, 2019 on Gwoza-Maiduguri road while he was heading to Chibok to deliver humanitarian assistance.
The ex-corps member was travelling alongside a 58-year-old man, Pastor Moses Oyeleke of the Living Faith Church in Maiduguri and few others, including a schoolgirl, Ndagiliya Ibrahim Umar.
Pastor Oyeleke was released in November 2019 but negotiations for Amuta’s release ended yesterday when opted to remain with the Boko Haram insurgents.