Pastor Regains Freedom After Seven Months In Boko Haram Captivity


A pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations, Reverend Polycarp Zongo, who was in the the captivity of Boko Haram, has regained his freedom.

Zongo, a pastor of the branch of the church in Jos, Plateau State, was abducted by Boko Boko Haram terrorists on October 19, 2020.

The pastor was then travelling to a ministers’ conference in Gombe State before he was kidnapped.

According to, President of COCIN, Rev Dachollom Datiri, said the abductors had demanded a huge ransom, which the church could not afford. The church had rather been calling for his unconditional release.

A peace advocate and President of the Gideon & Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, Rev Gideon Para-Mallam, confirmed the news of the release to

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“I just spoke with him. His release, this time, is true.

“He was released on Monday night by his abductors in Maiduguri and I was told that he would soon return to Jos any moment from now. We really thank God for sparing his life after several months in captivity,”he said.



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