Dr. Solomon N. Yusuf who was one of the four lecturers
abducted by Boko Haram terrorist during an oil exploration in Born has
sent a letter to his wife.
to Sahara Reporters, the lecturer in the letter dated Monday, September
4 called on the federal government to speed up its process of
negotiating for their release.
called on the Buhari government to meet the demands of the abductors
under the control of Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi, warning that delay in doing
so poses a huge risk to their lives.
want to emphasize that delay in getting our freedom poses risk to our
dear lives. We never expected we would spend over 42 days (as at 4
September) in captivity because the project has presidential orders to
explore hydrocarbon in the Chad Basin.
government should please continue negotiating with the present contact
given to them by the University of Maiduguri as a means of contacting
soldiers of Khalifa under the leadership of Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi.
plead with the government to treat our freedom with all sense of
urgency and sympathy so that that we can be reunited with our families.
The use of force is a serious threat to our lives.”
also told his wife that he and his colleagues, Messrs Yusuf Ibrahim and
Haruna Dashe are alive, well and hoping to return home while also
urging that the new baby delivered in his absence be named by his
father, Mr. Nehemiah Yusuf.
Yusuf noted that over 70 people had died in the exploration saga and
that they have been in captivity for so long and would have expected the
government to work towards their freedom.
thanked the national and University of Maiduguri chapters of the
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for calling for their