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Pastor Threatened with Execution Released – March 17th 2021

Morning Star News, March 7, 2021

Church leaders have confirmed reports that Islamic terrorists who threatened to execute a pastor they abducted in northeast Nigeria freed him on March 3.

The president of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, Joel S. Billi, told church leaders on March 4 that he had spoken to Pastor Bulus Yakura after he was freed.

“Speaking to Yakura over the telephone today was heart-touching,” Billi said, adding that Pastor Yakura told him, “I am fine, thank you for your prayers and concern,” according to Musa.

Nigerian newspaper the Premium Times had reported that Pastor Yakura, a pastor abducted from Pemi village near Chibok, Borno state in an Islamic terrorist attack on Christmas Eve, was freed after Christians met ransom demands.