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Redeemed Church Pastor Abducted by Boko Haram Escapes 10 Months Later



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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.


  1. di

    October 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    hmmm this makes me believe theres still hope for our girls…God is on His Throne, He no dey sleep….#bringbackourgirls

  2. pearl ice

    October 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Why didnt he say anything about our girls,i hope they are all okay

    • Suwa

      October 11, 2014 at 5:08 am

      How do you know he didnt say anything??? They release what they feel like to the public… @ bruno…olopolo eja…

  3. bruno

    October 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    They should question this man, he should tell us everything he knows and saw while staying with boko haram for 10 months. 10 months is enough time to know all their secrets, their mode of operation, their routine, the way they move, what they eat, secret entrances into the forrest, Everything, he should provide the army with all this information. So they can squash this boko haram wahala for once.

    • PUKKA

      October 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm


    • bruno

      October 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      @PUKKA,I can tell you go to redeem, I feel sorry for you and ur family tho.

    • a.a.a.a

      October 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      I love u wif dat comment.lmao

    • Person

      October 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Oponu ayirada!!!!

    • Black Coffee

      October 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      HAHAHAHAHA! Haven’t heard that since my grandpa passed so thanks.

  4. x-factor

    October 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    awesome God!

  5. Loulou

    October 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Thank God

  6. efe

    October 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    BABA GOD is too MUCH. l will keep praying and believe that the GIRLS would be brought back safe. Thank you Jesus.

  7. bbaby

    October 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    This God is too Faithful to fail


    October 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Lucky him…time for him to serve God better

  9. deb by

    October 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Am sure he has a lot to tell us

  10. Person

    October 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Thank God! I remember when this story first broke; happy for his wife and kids. He definitely will need a psychological evaluation.

  11. Jojo

    October 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks God and welcome back.
    Jona, how about bringing back our girls. How thick is that forest?

  12. Tosin

    October 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Happy news.
    Why it’s good to be a true servant of God :-/

    • NaijaPikin

      October 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Don’t even go there. Thank God and be happy. finish

      So the others who have died were servants of the devil abi?

  13. Eugenia

    October 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    All glory to God Almighty. Sweet Jesus pls give us testimony concernin d chibok girls in ur mighty name we pray Amen.

  14. Odo ikechukwu i

    October 12, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Oh! God that cannot fell let ur name be glorified. What a wonderful thing to trust him ( creator of heaven and earth) to u be honour and glory 4ever. Oh! God how miraclous, joyous it will be if our girls are reveaveld

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