Abducted pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Mark Christmas, has regained freedom.
Also, the 105-year old mother of the Bayelsa State All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial running mate, Madam Ebifieghe Dikoro, was released by her captors.
Christmas, who spoke with journalists in Yenagoa, yesterday, said his release was by the mercy of God and that no ransom was paid.
“I was released on November 5 after spending three weeks in the den of the abductors; it was an awkward experience. I was kidnapped on October 19 in my hometown, Bisangbene, with two other people including the community Chairman, Mr. Amos Ezetu and Mr. ThankGod Geregere.
“We were kidnapped between Bisangbene and Bilabiri River in Ekeremor Local Government Area. We thank God that we are free. It was a horrible experience, they took us to an unknown creek in Southern-Ijaw Local Government.
“On the way to their den, our boat capsized. I tried to escape after managing to come out from the river, but they captured me back. We were beaten mercilessly but I am happy that I am free and can see my family again,” Christmas stated.
He described the act as ‘wicked’, urging the federal and state governments to checkmate the menace of kidnapping in the country.

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