“He said as the Living Faith Church sent him and Pastor Moses to go and deliver some relief items but were kidnapped, he has chosen to stay with Boko Haram to also be doing humanitarian work with the insurgents since that was what he was initially sent to do at Chibok,” Uumi, disclosed.
Uumi also narrated that the insurgents had before Abraham’s decision warned him and Stella not to go out and malign their image but to speak the truth about their work before they were given the opportunity to speak.
According to her, it was at that point that Abraham made his decision public to them.
“After they gave their speech and warnings, they opened the floor for both of them to speak at least before leaving the bush. Then Abrahma said he has something to say. He thanked Living Faith for striving to ensure his release but that he has chosen to stay and serve God with the insurgents,” Uumi narrated.
Uumi’s narrative has also been confirmed in a video released by the insurgents that captures Mr. Abraham’s Amuda’s declaration to stay back with the insurgents.
The transcript of the video which Abraham spoke in both English and Hausa langauges reads: “I have chosen not to go back to Nigeria. I have taken decision not to go back to Nigeria. I thank the Living Faith Church and everybody showing concern for my release. I am not a boy. I have been to school and I know the decision I have made”.
The Nation gathered that negotiation was facilitated by the Borno state government in collaboration with Kalthum Foundation and other negotiators and security operatives and a friend of Abraham also went along with the team for his proper identification.