Redeemed Church Pastor Abducted by Boko Haram Escapes 10 Months Later

A Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents 10 months ago escaped from Borno on Tuesday.

According to Sahara Reporters, the pastor, Rotimi Obajimi, was serving in the rural area of Borno/Yobe. One day, while on his way to Maiduguri, on January 6th, the insurgents abducted him and took him to Sambisa forest, where he was held captive for many months.

He was moved from Sambisa temporarily and taken to a new location. However, he was again taken back to the forest.

Obajimi was able to escape because of some heavy rainfall that caused the camp to become flooded for a period of time. During the flood, the terrorists left the camp for a while, and so he grabbed the opportunity to escape.

Sources say he wandered through the village for a long time, before he was finally able to locate a village. After narrating his ordeal to some soldiers in the area, they took him to Maiduguri.

Speaking about the incident, one of his fellow pastors who works at Redeemed church in Maiduguri said:

“We were so amazed to see him because we have been praying earnestly for long time trusting Jesus that he would surely come back but lo and behold he was brought to our headquarters in Maiduguri by the  military.”

Arrangements are being made to relocate Obajimi to the church’s Redemption Camp in Lagos.

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