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):
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.