7 years after the kidnap of the Chibok Girls and the subsequent escape from Boko Haram militants in 2014, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, the former students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, celebrate graduating from U.S university.
Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu who managed to escape by jumping off a moving vehicle now bag degrees in Social and Legal studies respectively.
In response to their success, Bashira retold how she had felt she was going to die from an accident or in the hands of the militants.
She said: “I remember thinking about what my mum would do at that moment then I prayed. I just remembered a voice in my head saying ‘jump out’. I knew I was going to die either way. I chose to die and that was how I jumped out.”
In Pogu’s case, said she had resolved not to go to school until she was contacted by the US embassy also stating;
“I’m trying to get my master’s in Human Services and going back to Law school when I’m done with my Master’s,” Pogu said.
The two ex-students graduated from Canyonville Christian Academy in Oregon after they met with U.S Ex-president, Donald Trump.
However, 112 of the Chibok girls still remain in Boko Haram Captivity.