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Two Chibok Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram In 2014, Graduate From US University




Two ex-students of Authorities Ladies Secondary Faculty, Chibok in Borno state, Pleasure Bishara and Lydia Pogu, who escaped from Boko Haram militants in 2014, have graduated from Southeastern College in the US.


Bishara and Pogu had been among the many 276 women first kidnapped by the rebel group on April 14, 2014.

The duo managed to flee captivity by leaping off the truck whereas they had been being taken away by the abductors.

Bishara bagged a level in social work, whereas Pogu earned a level in authorized research; each graduated on April 30.

Commenting on their ordeal and success, Bishara recalled how in a number of seconds, she needed to determine if she was going to die from an accident or within the fingers of the insurgents.

“I bear in mind enthusiastic about what my mum would do at that second then I prayed. I simply remembered a voice in my head saying ‘soar out’. I knew I used to be going to die both means. I selected to die and that was how I jumped out,” Bishara informed GMA3.

Requested how she felt on the day of her commencement, she mentioned: “It was superior, I felt nice. I bear in mind being informed that I wasn’t going to have the ability to end highschool; that I used to be dumb. I by no means gave up or listened to all of the destructive talks. It was thrilling to stroll on that stage after being informed ‘you may’t do it’.

“It was thrilling to stroll on that stage after being informed you may’t do it.”
On her half, Pogu mentioned she had determined in opposition to going again to high school after her escape till she was contacted by the US embassy.

“I’m making an attempt to get my grasp’s in human companies and going again to legislation faculty once I’m accomplished with my grasp’s,” Pogu mentioned.

Each women had graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy in Oregon in February 2017, after which they met with ex-President Donald Trump. 

In the meantime, 112 of the Chibok women are nonetheless in Boko Haram captivity.

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