Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, Two Escaped Boko Haram Abductees, Graduate From High School in VA, Head to Southeastern University

This is excellent news to read in the midst of the travesty of the unjust verdict handed down in the brutal murder of Philando Castile. These brave young women were abducted, tortured, raped, and held against their will – solely for wanting an education. They have realized their dream; here’s hoping that the girls who remain in captivity will be able to do the same!

#ChibokGirls
#BringBackOurGirls

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GOOD BLACK NEWS

(photo via instagram.com)

by Taryn Finley via huffpost.com

Two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are telling their story. Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19, are among the 57 girls who were able to escape from the terrorist group. The duo gave People Magazineย a detailed account of horrors they faced when the gunmen invaded their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the events that followed.

The girls were sleeping when the invasion occurred. They woke to the sounds of gunshots and bombs. Pogu told People that men in uniforms stormed into their dorm and told them they were officers who were there to protect them. But the girls said they knew they werenโ€™t real officers based on the way they described themselves.

โ€œWe were all crying and screaming. They told us to keep quiet or theyโ€™re going to kill us. Soโ€ฆ

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anurag
    Jun 17, 2017 @ 15:37:29

    โค๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  2. acflory
    Jun 17, 2017 @ 16:52:01

    Good news indeed. Congratulations to two very courageous young women.

  3. cindy knoke
    Jun 17, 2017 @ 19:34:51

    I read all about them! They are amazing!

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