It was testimony time yesterday for mother of one of the six freed pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe.
Mrs. Ajoke Yusuf, mother of Faruk, who was released with his mates on Friday after 65 days in captivity, told the congregation that she fasted and prayed on the mountain for three days.
She shared her testimony at the World Bible Church in Itire, Lagos with the congregation joining her to thank God.
According to her, she went to Ori-Oke Agelu in Oyo State, to seek God’s intervention, calling the children’s names one after the other.
They were released on Friday at an Ondo Creek.
Although Mrs Yusuf denied our access to her son, she recounted some of the things he told her.
She said: “It is not true that the kidnappers taught them how to shoot. My son said the kidnappers never interacted with them. He said they were not in the same shanties with the kidnappers.
“He said the second place they were taken to was close to the water and built with sticks and leaves. He said that two children fell sick and they were given tablets. That no one was taken to any hospital.
“He said the kidnappers didn’t treat them well initially and also starved them. He said they changed and started being nice to them. He said that they usually supplied their ingredients and that it was him and Pelumi Philips that were in charge of cooking.
“I am happy he has come back. I am alive now and I give all the glory to God.”
The church’s Assistant pastor, Adeboye Shotunbo, urged the government to avert a recurrence of such an incident. He called for improved security on schools.