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Nigeria: Christian woman forced to watch Boko Haram kill her husband

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Mar 14, 2019 11:55 AM 1+ week ago

The full horror of Islamist militia violence in north-east Nigeria has been revealed in a Christian woman's very personal account of torture, grief and survival against all the odds.

Speaking in an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Catherine Ibrahim described how Boko Haram gunmen forced her to watch as they killed her husband.

As insurgents entered her village, she ran home to rescue her children - Salome, then aged seven, and five-year-old Daniel - but by the time she got there, the fighters had arrived.

Catherine said: "Then, one of the insurgents savagely dragged me, so I could witness my husband's death. They butchered my husband mercilessly, and they made sure that I saw it all. I can't forget the fear in his eyes. I don't want to say more than this. I hate to remember."

Helpless as her children were taken into captivity by Boko Haram, Catherine went on to describe how she set ...

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