Teen survivor of Boko Haram attack meets U.S. lawmakers

Description:ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A 15-year-old girl and survivor of a 2011 attack in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram recounted her experience to members of Congress on Wednesday (May 21), describing the killing of her father and brother before her eyes. Deborah Peters met with Representatives Ed Royce and Eliot Engel, chair and r..(more)

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A 15-year-old girl and survivor of a 2011 attack in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram recounted her experience to members of Congress on Wednesday (May 21), describing the killing of her father and brother before her eyes. Deborah Peters met with Representatives Ed Royce and Eliot Engel, chair and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to testify about her experience living under threats by the militant group, which stoked international condemnation when it abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last month from the northeast village of Chibok. At a news conference on Capitol Hill, she described watching as Boko Haram militants arrived at her home in 2011 and demanded that her father, a Christian, renounce his faith. "My dad refused to deny this faith. He didn't give up," Peters said. "He told them God says anyone that denies him in front of people, He's going to deny them in Heaven. That's how they sh

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