Two women who occur to be among the many kidnapped 300 Chibok women are actually graduates from a US college.
Pleasure Bashara and Lydia Pogu had been among the many latest graduands from Southeastern College.
Bashara and Pogu who occur to be cousins had been two of the 57 women who escaped by leaping out of the transferring vans on that fateful day in April 2014.
Recounting their “I needed to make the choice if I needed to leap out and die or go together with these folks. My decisions had been die or go together with them. Not realizing what they’d do with me, I selected to die,” mentioned Bashara.
Bashara remembers making a cope with God.
“For those who let me reside Lord, I’m yours for all times. Simply please don’t let these folks take me away,” she remembers.
Bishara ran all through the night time and ultimately reached security.
In one other truck filled with kidnapped teenage women, Pogu prayed too.
“I imagine it was God that was telling me to leap out,” she mentioned.
“After we received kidnapped by these folks, they did inform us that we shouldn’t go to highschool like wherever we’re, they’re gonna discover us. So I used to be beneath the impression that even when I come right here, they’re gonna discover me’,” mentioned Pogu.
Rep. Fredericka Wilson, a Democrat from Florida, visited the women and provided them a possibility to attend highschool in America.
After some consideration, they moved to Virginia for his or her freshman yr and graduated from a highschool in Oregon in 2017.
Then, they acquired a scholarship to attend Southeastern College in Lakeland.
“It was a number of stress, crying, exhausting courses,” mentioned Pogu. “It was a possibility we’ll ceaselessly be thankful for.”
Bashara acquired her bachelor’s diploma in social work whereas Pogu graduated with a authorized research diploma, with plans of going to regulation college.
Each girls will keep at Southeastern College for his or her masters.
“Hopefully to have the ability to begin a nonprofit company in Chibok the place I can assist those that are in want,” mentioned Bashara.
The 57 women who jumped off the truck that night time survived. Others had been ultimately launched, however greater than 100 are nonetheless unaccounted for.