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Three Children Of Pastor Kidnapped By Boko Haram Quit School, Wife Falls Sick

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Borno: How I Survived Boko Haram Captivity - Pastor Yikura

The three children of the cleric given a one-week ultimatum by Boko Haram, Bulus Yakuru, have quit school, as the family has been affected by the abduction of their father.

According to SaharaReporters, the wife of the pastor abducted by Boko Haram on December 24, 2020, has fallen sick.

Naija News had earlier reported that the Chibok community started contributing money for ransom and planned to meet Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, to secure the release of the pastor.

It was gathered that elders in the community have called for help to reach out to Shekau, after having raised the money to ensure that Yakuru was not killed by the insurgents.

An elder in the community said, "The family had five children but two have died. The wife has been lying sick. The three children have stopped school since the incident occurred. They could not resume with their colleagues this year. The family is in emotional and financial crisis."

"This is why we are calling on the Boko Haram to come and collect this money and spare the life of Bulus. His family needs him and needs a lot of attention."

Although he did not disclose the amount raised so far by the community to rescue Bulus, he assured that the money was ready and they wanted Boko Haram to collect the ransom and free Bulus.

Recall that the pastor last Wednesday in a video released by Boko Haram called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Borno State government, and the Christian Association of Nigeria to safe him.

Yakuru had said he was in pain and would like to be reunited with his family members, church and relatives.

The Boko Haram struck Pemi village in Borno, only about 20 kilometres from Chibok, on December 24, 2020, during which the pastor was taken away.

"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,"

 

Source: Naija News

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