Published On: Wed, Oct 15th, 2014

Nigeria: Pastor escapes Boko Haram after 10 months after rain, flooding

A Christian pastor, captured for over ten months by the Islamic extremists in Nigeria, has escaped after massive flooding for the Boko Haram Sunnis to abandon their camp.

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader - 'not quite dead yet'

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader – ‘not quite dead yet’

Rotimi Obajimi, pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, was kidnapped January 6, 2014 as he traveled from his rural church toward Maiduguri, according to a story by the Sahara Reporters.

The radical group abducted him to Sambisa Forest, a former game preserve filled with leopards and lions that has become a haven for Boko Haram. It is suspected the group is holding the Nigerian schoolgirls in the same area.

A heavy rain led to flooding and his captors deserted their camp enabling Pastor Obajimi a chance to free himself.

The Sahara Reporters detailed the story (via Assist News) noting that Boko Harma has terrorized the country for years, especially since 2009. Similar to the group ISIS, they seek to establish a caliphate with sharia law, and have also been beheading their opponents.

Earlier this week Boko Haram beheaded seven villagers in northeastern Nigeria. This story also revealed their leader is alive and the terrorism will spread across the northern portion of the country.

This violence has increased over the years, see the chart below, as the violence is getting worse, the government is abandoning villages and citizens as Boko Haram widens their control.

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