How aid worker captured by Boko Haram ‘was killed’ two weeks after wedding - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

How aid worker captured by Boko Haram ‘was killed’ two weeks after wedding

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By Our Correspondent

 

Emmanuel Peter, a humanitarian aid worker, who was abducted in the north-east region, has reportedly been killed.


The insurgents abducted him at Jakana along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Yobe state, on Wednesday, and two days later, Peter’s death was announced on his Facebook page.

At 12:25am on Friday, Peter’s Facebook profile picture changed to an image with a black background. His cover photo also changed.

Posted by Emmanuel Peter Birdling on Thursday, December 10, 2020
 
Some minutes later, an obituary was shared on his timeline. It’s unclear if the post was shared by Peter or one of his abductors.

“Hey fellows…am already dead..dnt work any me..jst worry any ur self’s..papa..sorry I can’t get d corps in other to bury..c u in d hereafter.bt am in hell.n j hope u guys wl come n mit me soon,” the post read.

Hey fellows…am already dead..dnt work any me..jst worry any ur self’s..papa..sorry I can’t get d corps in other to bury..c u in d hereafter.bt am in hell.n j hope u guys wl come n mit me soon.

The insurgents were said to have killed him after finding out that he worked with a humanitarian agency, though he reportedly denied his link with the agency.

His captors reportedly browsed through his iPad where they found adequate information on him.

Two weeks before his reported death, Peter wedded his wife at Eyn state low-cost in Jimeta, Yola, capital of Adamawa state.

A flurry of congratulatory messages followed the wedding ceremony on November 28.

On Facebook, one Hannatu Ali Buba Thilza, wrote: “Let’s me drop it here, congratulations baby.  am happy for you.”

If truly he has been killed, then Peter literally walked out when his journey was supposed to begin.

The north-east region has been plagued with insecurity crisis, with several individuals abducted and killed while government has repeatedly said it is on top of the situation.