A former National Youth Service Corps Member poster to Bornk State,Abraham Amuta who was abducted by Boko Haram last year had opted to remain with his abductors after negotiations for his release.
Amuta, a batch B 2019 corps member who was serving in the Borno State Council for Arts and Culture was abducted with a Living Faith Church Pastor Moses Oyeleke by the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram on April 10, 2019 during a humanitarian trip to Chibok along Maiduguri-Gwoza.
Though Pastor Oyeleke has since regained his freedom through the Church negotiation with the aid of Kaltum Foundation since November 11, securing the freedom of Amuta was however delayed as the insurgents were said to have kept him back for further negotiations.
But what however shocked the negotiators was the decision of the Benue- born young man to stay back with the insurgents rather than “return to Nigeria”.
One of the local negotiators, Uumi Kalthum Rabiu, who is also the Chairperson, Kalthum Foundation for Peace (KFP), a local NGO based in Maiduguri, said she was shocked at the decision of Amuta to remain with Boko Haram.
“I was shocked. I have never seen something like this since I started negotiations.