Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)

Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)

The six female student from Chibok community, Borno state, that escaped from the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram, during a raid on government girls secondary school last year, have been hosted to a reception at the United States congress.

The event which happened yesterday, June 10, was an opportunity for US congresswoman, Fredrica Wilson and some of her colleagues to identify with the girls.

The congress members wore red clothing in solidarity with the girls who are still missing and held up banners with the inscriptions #BringBackOurGirls in a photo shoot.

They photo shoots were outside the Congress building where they joined other celebrities around the world to call for the safe return of the other girls as they requested their rescue.

Some of the girls are now benefiting from a scholarship programme in the US state of Oregon. The scholarship is courtesy of a Virginia-based non-profit organisation called the Jubilee Campaign in collaboration with some Nigerian activists.

See photos from the event below (Linda Ikeji blog):

Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)
The girls pose for a photograph with congresswoman Wilson
Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)
African-America congress members join the photo-shoot
Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)
Other congress members join the photo shoot with the #BringBackOurGirls banners
Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)
The girls meet the congress members one-on-one
Chibok Girls Visit US Congress (PHOTOS)
The girls pose with another congresswoman

Meanwhile, the popular #BringBackOurGirls group, campaigning for the safe return of the girls, has expressed optimism on the current moves made by President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in fighting Boko Haram as well as returning the girls home safely.


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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at

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