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Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives
Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity. "They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a new religion," the 50-year-old said. "We were going to be converted to Islam." The head of the village, a Muslim, presented her with a thick nylon hijab to cover her head and renamed her Aisha. She submitted, smarting with rage. Women who didn't wear the hijab were beaten. "When I went to the market, I wore the veil," she said. "But at home, I took it off and prayed." The gunmen returned...

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