Putin wants to kill me because ‘ve been his enemy for over 20 yrs –Nigerian pastor, Adelaja

Pastor Adelaja

Popular Nigerian pastor based in Kyiv, Sunday Adelaja, has said that he was one of those influential figures in the under-attack Ukraine marked by Vladimir Putin for elimination.

Ukraine has come under the attack of Russia with scores killed.

Adelaja narrating his escape with his family in a video post on his verified Facebook page on Saturday alleged that he has been a personal enemy of Putin for over two decades and was marked for elimination in the ongoing Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.

According to him, “This is the first time I and my family have been able to have a place to put our heads in the last 48 hours. We’ve been travelling, sometimes we walk, sometimes we run, sometimes we are in a car, sometimes we are in a long queue of people who want to escape from Ukraine.

“I wanted to stay back and send my wife to get out of the country but I got an information two days ago that in a few days, the Russians will enter Kyiv.

“From the American intelligence, we got to know that they have a list of people for elimination. These are not ordinary but influential people who have public opinion and that I am on the list.

“I know that I am on the list because I was already a persona non grata in Russia since 2005. I have been a personal enemy of Vladimir Putin for close to 20 years now. He banned me from going to Russia, so I know I would be on the list.”

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