ABUJA, Nigeria — The last thing Izebula Emmanuel remembered on the day his village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno was attacked by suspected Islamist militants was a gunman telling him that his life was coming to an end.
“Before I could say anything, he just opened fire on me,” hitting his skull, recalled Emmanuel, who was taken to a hospital in Yola, capital of the neighboring state of Adamawa. “I don’t know how I got here.” Two of his brothers were gunned down in the February attack, he said.
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