Two Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped from Boko Haram militants have graduated from a high school in Washington D.C..
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.
This was disclosed through a press release on Friday by Emmanuel Ogebe, a U.S.-based human rights lawyer and the International Director of Education Must Continue Initiative, a Nigerian non-governmental organization involved in the care of the girls.
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.
They were the last to escape until Amina Ali also escaped last year after two years with the terrorists.
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.