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The Abubakar Shekau led faction of Boko Haram has released Bulus Yakuru, a clergyman held in captivity since Dec. 24, 2020. WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Yakuru was abducted by the terror group on the eve of Christmas in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria when its fighters stormed the village of Pemi, killing at least seven persons. Pemi village is about 20 kilometres from Chibok, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted hundreds of schoolgirls in 2014. According to reports, Pastor Yakuru was freed on the evening of Wednesday, March 3, exactly on the expiration of the ultimatum given by the terror group to the Nigerian Government. The clergyman had appeared in three Boko Haram videos – first in D... Full story

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