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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Two Chibok girls graduate from US high school

Two Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from the Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram, have graduated from a high school in Washington D.C., United States of America.

The girls, known simply by their first names, Debbie and Grace, graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12th grade) respectively at a private school in the Washington metro area.

Debbie and Grace were part of the 57 girls who escaped from the Boko Haram terrorists after the mass abduction of almost 275 schoolgirls in April 2014.

The girls had escaped from Sambisa forest where they were taken to and made it back home in a journey that took about a week.

The two were among some girls sponsored to school abroad by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Education Must Continue Initiative, with the help of a US-based international human rights lawyer, Emmanuel Ogebe.

Through the initiative, Debbie and Grace became the first escaped Chibok girls to graduate from an American high school with diplomas after completing and meeting academic standards.

An EMC statement said on hand to witness the graduation of the two Chibok girls were EMC’s founders, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gadzama, and a parent of one of the girls.

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