Boko Haram attack survivor speaks to CNN


SLIT. WE SPOKE TO ONE MAN WHO WAS SHOTS IN THE FACE, THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF A BRUTAL BOKO HARAM ATTACK. >>THE SCARS ON HIS FACE REVEAL A FRACTION OF HIS PAIN. AND THE SOFT-SPOKEN WORDS CANNOT HIDE THE URGENCY OF HIS MESSAGE.>>JUST LIKE AL QAEDA, THEY ARE VERY, VERY DESTRUCTIVE.>>IKENNA HAS A WARNING ABOUT BOKO HARAM AND THEIR LEADER, ABUBAKAR SHEKAU. SHOULD AMERICANS BE WORRIED?>>ABSOLUTELY. AND EVERYTHING HE SAYS HE WILL DO, HE DOES THEM.>>Reporter: IN 2012, HE WAS A YOUNG, HANDSOME, AMBITIOUS BANKER, PART OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY IN THE NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA TOWN OF MUBI WHEN MASKED BOKO HARAM GUNMEN STAR STORMED HIS CHURCH CHANTING ALLAHU AKBAR, GOD IS GREAT.>>THEY CAME IN WITH GUNS. THEY START SHOOTING EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY INSIDE.>>Reporter: WHAT HAPPENED?>>THEY SHOT EVERYBODY IN THE HEAD.>>Reporter: WHEN IT WAS OVER, THERE WERE 13 DEAD. SHOT IN THE FACE, HE WAS THE ONLY ONE TO SURVIVE.>>I KNEW IT WAS OVER FOR ME. THE ONLY THING I COULD DO WAS TO SAY A LAST PRAYER, WHICH WAS BLOOD OF JESUS, COVER ME. AND THAT WAS IT FOR ME.>>Reporter: THE BULLET FROM AN AK-47 BLEW AWAY HIS JAW, HIS LIPS, AND PART OF HIS TONGUE. SURGEONS IN LONDON STRUGGLED TO REBUILD HIS FACE.>>I THINK IN LONDON WHEN THEY SHOWED ME MY — THEY GAVE ME A MIRROR. YES.>>WHAT DID YOU SEE?>>A VERY DIFFERENT PERSON.>>Reporter: IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A LONG ROAD OF RECOVERY. MORE THAN A DOZEN SURGERIES LATER AND STILL MORE TO GO, HE IS A FULL-TIME PATIENT NOW LIVING IN HOUSTON. HE IS OUT OF IMMEDIATE DANGER, BUT NOT FREE FROM FEAR. THE TOWN OF MUBI WHERE HE USED TO LIVE IS ONLY ABOUT 60 MILES FROM WHERE BOKO HARAM ABDUCTED THE 276 YOUNG SCHOOLGIRLS. WATCHING THE MENACING RAMBLINGS OF THE GROUP’S LEADER ON VIDEO, HE SAYS THE THREATS ARE REAL.>>IF HE SAYS HE IS GOING TO SELL THESE GIRLS, DO YOU BELIEVE HIM?>>YES.>>Reporter: SO HE PRAYS FOR THEIR SAFETY, JUST AS HE ONCE PRAYED FOR HIS

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  1. My heart goes out to Ikenna. I lived in Mubi for a year under the NYSC scheme and it was a very peaceful place to live in. A place where christians and muslims lived hapily together. All that is gone and it is so sad that the Nigerian Govt. feels they are being harrased because we dare to ask questions.

  2. One of two things need to happen. Either A: Nigeria gets its shit together so they can drive out Boko Haram, or…. B: They get help from the International Community to support them in driving out Boko Haram. Regardless they need to eliminate their leader or no progress can be made permenant.

  3. That is very, very f'd up!  Islam makes people do unfathomable things to other human beings.  What an evil, crazy cult!

  4. The One on the RIGHT of Boko Haram leader is a FEMALE… However, must be verified, that they have Women in their group… Move, Check..

  5. United Nation estimates that 200,000,000 Girls have been killed in China and so many millions in India. But, we fear them because, they have Atomic Bombs and our Economy depends on them, that is why we have been silenced and careless. But now for 300 girls who were just kidnapped, and they are alive, Not Killed, we are jumping up and down. Is this called hypocrisy or what?

  6. И ВСКОРЕ ВАШИ ДОВОЛЬНЫЕ,КРАСИВЫЕ РОЖИ – ПРЕОБРАЗЯТСЯ. A–HA-HA-HA.ПИЗДЕЦ ВАШЕЙ ИМПЕРИИ – ПОВЫЕБЫВАЛИСЬ И ХВАТИТ )))

  7. these Islamist extremist are fake Muslim. How many time must I say this. I live in a Muslim country (Indonesia) and a Muslim my self, but I don't hate jews, christians, buddhist or hindus. I hope that we will never have these fake muslims in my country. I don't deny that we may had these extremist in the past but we tried our best to thin them out by promoting love not hate. The main problem is poverty, this leads to blaming other people. For example Germany when there was a crisis there they blamed the jews, but in fact these faction just wanted powers. Trust me you cannot get rid hate by hate it will just create more problems. Most of my family members are muslims but we have christians as well and sometimes we come together as a family to celebrate each other religious holidays. for example when there is ramadan my christian side of the family joins in and have a get together and when there is christmast we do the same it is beautiful isn't it? 

  8. The Qur'an is the basis of all Islamic terrorism. Islam is the root cause of all the trouble throughout Africa and the Middle East.

  9. I really wish people could dissociate islam which is a religion based on love and modesty and generosity and extremism…completely DIFFERENT…!!! Let's all pray for those young girls though. #educatedWomenAreTheFuture. #WeRunTheWorld

  10. Tafsir Ibn Kathir (on Qur’an 9:30)—Fighting the Jews and Christians is legislated because they are idolaters and disbelievers. Allah the Exalted encourages the believers to fight the polytheists, disbelieving Jews and Christians, who uttered this terrible statement and utter lies against Allah, the Exalted. As for the Jews, they claimed that Uzayr was the son of God, Allah is free of what they attribute to Him. As for the misguidance of Christians over Isa, it is obvious.

  11. Islam is a horrible religion and does no good for society as a whole…….. Horrible! Horrible! Horrible!

  12. Who arms Boko Haram?How many are they?Nigerian president and army have no strategy to solve the insecure problem.The people must change this stupid government.

  13. I never knew that Nigeria had a problem like this. I know a lot of Nigerians, its mainly a Christian country and its a stable one. I knew that they had Muslims but not anything close to those extreme totally miss lead ones like Boko Haram.

  14. This crazy it's ashamed that ppl use the Muslims for any war or bad thing that goes on in us or uk Allah does not and I mean not say sell the girls or women we love are women in Islam

  15. Nigeria is about 50% Muslim. When any country has from 5-10% Muslims, they start to have trouble with them (the Muslims). That's why places like France are starting to see more and more attacks by Muslims. The same thing will happen in the US, if Muslim immigration is allowed to continue.

  16. We need to find a way of boycotting Islam. This evil cult has become a pain in the ass for every country. 

  17. The thing is resources give them some of the oil money you got from their land and they lough their ass hhjjj

  18. Ils font des doubles chez vous ou quoi, spécialité américaine du moment dans la confusion la plus totale. Bref quand on ne sait déjà pas ce qu'il se passe dans un quartier ni avec qui on loge pouvant induire une déviance environnementale inutile d'aller semer la zizanie dans un autre pays. Restez sur des bases référentielles bien connues afin de pouvoir discerner pourquoi penser à cela en fonction de l'état d'esprit induit par l'entourage.

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