One of the two Muslim Chibok girls, abducted by Boko Haram, was given over to the authorities in Borno State.
This year, up until the 18th of July, 3,462 Christians have been murdered by extremists in Nigeria.
The cleric claims that Islamic State is "gathering and absorbing" Boko Haram groups.
An official of the church told Vanguard that “the Bishop will soon communicate with the press on the matter."
Daily Sun reported that the suspected terrorists fired gunshots in Dabna to announce their arrival.
Reverend Polycarp Zongo of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) was released after spending eight months in captivity.
Violence is yeat again on the rise in the Plateau State
For years, Nigeria has been a battlefield for two branches of jihadist Islam - the Islamic State and Boko Haram.
A student was killed and at least ten people were abducted on Thursday from the main campus of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zairia.