After speding 11 months in captivity, rendering medical services to the fighters of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), Dr Geidam Bulama, a Principal Medical Officer in Gubio local government of Borno State has regain freedom.
Bulama was abducted on March 18, 2022, when the terrorist group invaded Gubio, a town located about 70 kilometers from Maiduguri, capital of the state.
Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad Region, stated that during the victim’s abduction, the insurgents had promised his wife that they would not kill him.
He revealed that the insurgents took Bulama and other abducted victims to the edges of Lake Chad where he was forced to treat wounded fighters and their families for several months.
It is also gathered that efforts of the state government and the security agencies led to the release of the principal medical officer.
It was learnt that the doctor was set received in Gubio before moving Maiduguri where he was reunited with his family.
It was not ascertained whether a ransom was paid and how much was paid before he regained his freedom.