Yola: Months after their horrific abduction by Boko Haram militants along with over 200 of their schoolmates in Chibok, several of the escaped girls have decided to defy the Islamist militants and return to school to complete their eduction.
With the help of the American University of Nigeria's scholarships, the schoolgirls have decided to study in Yola, The Globe and Mail reported.
The decision by the schoolgirls were taken despite the threat by the militants group which is against the Western education.
The horrific mass kidnapping took place in April last year when the girl students in Chibok were sleeping in their boarding school and preparing to appear for their final exams the next day.
The militants stormed the school in the middle of the night and asked the students to get into the vehicles parked outside. However, 57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape.
One of the abducted girls was the sister of 27 years old Godiya who works at at the American University of Nigeria. Her sister had also escaped the militants.
Shortly after the abduction, she decided to persuade the families of the victims to accept scholarship, the Guardian reported.
She took the help of her boss Margee Ensign, who set up a foundation which collected donations that could help at least 10 girls complete their education at the university for an year, the report further stated.