Nigerians on social media were shocked with the news of an Igbo young man from Owerri, Imo State named Okoh Godwin voluntarily joining the Boko Haram sect which has been seeking to islamize Nigeria over the last 7 years.
The report was backed up with hard pictorial evidence of Godwin flaunting the traditional flag of the sect with an Islamic inscription coupled with a confessional video concerning his membership.
The disturbed Godwin has taken to a very popular online forum in Nigeria to reveal he was coerced into fronting himself as a Boko Haram terrorist in Borno State at gun point by a social media friend that promised to process his visa to the United States of America for a possible better life.
Read his response below:
“My name is Okoh Godwin. Sorry forgive my typing style. It all happened when a stranger added me on Facebook. We got to know each other, the’s guy names are Ayman Mills.
He told me he’s from the United States of America and I told him I would love to come to U.S. After our conversation, he introduced me to his mother who told me she is under this charity stuff that her son will help me with the visa. Ayman called me to come to Borno state to meet a friend who will help me with visa processing. These stuffs happened early last month.
I reached Borno state and he directed me to a hotel (Grand Pinnacles and Suite Hotel) where I waited for him for two days before showing up. There were up to four persons that came they took me to the back of the hotel on gunpoint. They gave me the writing to accept Islam and denounce my faith on gunpoint which I did. The guy collected my details on Facebook. I told them I forgot something on the park through which I ensured my escape when I was granted permission to leave.
I have to remake this video to clearify the stuff which is circulating.
Help me mod AM NOT A MUSLIM AND AM NOT A BOKO HARAM MEMBER..MY LIFE IS AT DENGER…IF YOU CAN TAKE IT DOWN. I WILL BE GREATFUL. This is my number 08038818436”
Okoh Godwin has made a counter-video to debunk the news. Watch it below: