Sunday, 4 June 2017
2 Chibok schoolgirls graduate from US high school
Two Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped from Boko Haram militants in Nigeria have graduated from a high school in Washington D.C.. The two girls known simply by their first names Debbie and Grace graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12 grade) at a private school in the Washington metro area in America. Debbie and Grace were part of the 57 girls who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists after the mass abduction of almost 275 schoolgirls in April 2014.
Unlike most of their colleagues who jumped out of the trucks en route, the two were taken all the way to the terrorists camp in Sambisa before they escaped and made it back home in a terrifying journey that took about a week with their captors in hot pursuit.
They were the last to escape Boko Haram until last year’s escape of Amina Ali after two years in captivity. The two schoolgirls were among a dozen Nigerian girls sponsored to school abroad by a Nigerian NGO Education Must Continue Initiative with the help of US based international human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe.