Forty two girls who escaped from Boko Haram after their abduction at Government Secondary School, Chibok on April 14, 2014 have graduated from private schools in Plateau and Katsina States.
The girls were secretly enrolled at Bethel International Christian Academy and Ulul-Albab Science Secondary School, Katsina for Christians and Muslims respectively, through a joint sponsorship by the Borno State Government and a non-profit humanitarian organization, Girl Child Concern, chaired by Dr Mairo Mandara.
The girls were part of the 56 girls who escaped within days after the Boko Haram abducted 276 final year female students around midnight while the girls were writing the 2014 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Some of the girls jumped out of moving truck while others fled from where the girls were detained in insurgent territories.
Governor Kashim Shettima attended a special graduation ceremony organized for the girls at A Class event Centre in Abuja on Tuesday.
The event had in attendance the 42 Chibok escapees and 34 other vulnerable girls exclusively sponsored by the Girl Child Concern with support from some humanitarian partners.
Highlights of the graduation ceremony were series of drama, songs and presentation of poems by the graduands with prizes presented to those with the best moral and academic records based on assessments by the two schools.