Benue-born National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Abraham Amuta who was abducted sometime last year, has reportedly rejected an offer for freedom
Benue-born National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Abraham Amuta who was abducted sometime last year, has reportedly rejected an offer for freedom from the Boko Haram terrorists, Daily Trust is reporting. The ex-corps member, told those who came to secure his release in Sambisa forest to go home as he has already renounced his Christian faith and is now a member of Boko Haram.
Amuta was observing the one-year mandatory service in Borno State when he was abducted in April of 2019 on Gwoza-Maiduguri road. He was heading to Chibok to render humanitarian assistance. He was travelling alongside 58-year-old Moses Oyeleke of the Living Faith Church, Maiduguri and few others, including a schoolgirl, Ndagiliya Ibrahim Umar. Pastor Oyeleke was released in November 2019.
Negotiation for the release of Amuta and the other captives continued until yesterday when the process collapsed at the last hour following the ex-corps member’s decision to remain with his captors.