People thought Boko Haram only killed military and police, says Jolna. But when they came to his town in Nigeria, they started killing Christian civilians, burning their homes and taking cars and motorcycles. Jolna started spending the night in the bush, only coming home during the day. Then they surrounded the area, slitting throats and shooting people. They burned his house, hacked him with a machete. He has deep, puckered scars on his hands, back, legs and scalp. They demanded that he convert, but he refused, and they shot him and left him for dead. He survived for three hours, then crawled to find help. “Everything is gone,” he says. They took his animals, destroyed his house and his fields. The only work he can find now is collecting firewood. His wife left him and their children.


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