Habila Adamu, a Nigerian Christian in Northern Nigeria was shot in his head by the Boko Haram Islamic terrorists after he refused to deny Jesus Christ, but he survived.
The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad (Arabic: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād) — better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram is an Islamic jihadist militant organization based in the northeast Nigeria. Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths between 2001 and 2013 and roughly 3,600 killed, including 1,600 civilians between 2009 and 2013.
The group came to Adamu because he is a Christian.
"They wanted me to deny Jesus. They want to ‘Islamitize’ Nigeria. That is why they are targeting Christians," he said in a CBN video posted on YouTube.
“If you agree to deny your faith you will be safe. If you don’t agree to do it, they will kill you,” he added.
And that is how he answered why he chose to stand his ground and refused to deny Christ.
“What can separate us from the love of Christ? Is it hardship? Is it persecution? Is it sword? No. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ,” he said.
"Christ did something for me and all the people in the world. We are sinners! We are condemned criminals! We are supposed to die! But He took all these burdens! He paid for our debts! He died for us! Why can I not submit to Jesus? That is what I did. I stood for him!"