Abducted Baptist pastor regains freedom

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Abducted Rev Popoola David Kayode of Calvary Baptist Church, Kurmin Mashi in Kaduna State has regained his freedom.

Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Kaduna, Rev Banjo Ajao confirmed the development to The Nation on Sunday morning.

Kayode was kidnapped July 6, less than 24 hours after the abduction of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishin, Chukun Local Government in Kaduna State.

Ajao said some of his church members close to Popoola have visited him.

According to a Baptist evangelist, Okekunle Isaac Adewale, the pastor was released on Thursday.

Adewale made the announcement on Facebook on Thursday.

He said: “The news getting to us now confirmed that Rev’d. Popoola David of Calvary Baptist Church, Kaduna has been released from the kidnappers today.”

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Details of his release remain sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

It remains unclear whether any ransom was paid to secure Popoola’s release.

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