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

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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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