Abraham Amuta, a former member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has turned down an offer by the Boko Haram insurgents to be freed and allowed to go home.
According to report, Amuta told those who went to the Sambisa forest to secure his release to go back home, saying he had renounced his Christian faith.
Amuta, who is from Benue State was participating in the one-year mandatory service in Borno State, when he was abducted alongside Moses Oyeleke of Living Faith Church in Maiduguri and few others, including a schoolgirl, Ndagiliya Ibrahim Umar, on April 10, 2019.
It was gathered that they were abducted along Gwoza road from Maiduguri on their way to Chibok to deliver humanitarian assistance.
Meanwhile, Oyeleke, who was abducted alongside Amuta was released after seven months in Boko Haram captivity in November 2019.
However, the negotiation for the release of Amuta and the other captives was said to have continued until Sunday when the process collapsed at the last hour, following the ex-corps member’s decision to remain with Boko Haram fighters.