The senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has reacted to the release of Pastor Bulus Yakuru, the pastor who was threatened to be executed by Boko Haram insurgents.
It will be recalled that Naija News previously reported that Boko Haram told the government last week that it had 7 days to pay a ransom for the pastor or he would be killed.
Yakuru who was abducted in December 2020 when the insurgents attacked Pemi village, close to Chibok on the eve of Christmas in 2020, has since being in their custody despite earlier appeals from him through videos released by the group in December 2020 and again in January 2021 for the government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to come to his rescue.
However, the lucky clergy regained his freedom on Wednesday evening, March 3, 2021. Premium Times reports that Pastor Yakura was transported to the office of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Borno State yesterday.
Happy with the development, Pastor Adeyemi took to his Twitter handle and wrote: “Happy to hear Pastor Bulus Yikura, captured by Boko Haram on December 24, 2020, has been released.”
Happy to hear Pastor Bulus Yikura, captured by Boko Haram on December 24, 2020, has been released.
— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) March 4, 2021
Meanwhile, Naija News reports on Wednesday that a newly recruited soldier has committed suicide for a reason only known to him.