- Two former Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from captivity, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, will be graduating from Southeastern University, US, on Friday, April 29
- Both Bishara and Pogu will be leaving the Florida university with master's degrees in different fields
- While Pogu aims to work in a non-profit firm having studied human services, Bishara has an interest in becoming a social worker
Florida, US - Fate continues to shine on two young Nigerian females, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, who were among the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014.
Both Bishara and Pogu will be getting master’s degrees from Florida’s Southeastern University on Friday, April 29, The Ledger reports.
The girls escaped and eventually found refuge in the United States where they were offered scholarships by the leadership of Southeastern University after finishing high school, PM News added.
The duo was said to have received bachelor’s degrees in the fall of 2021.
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Pogu who will be the student commencement speaker during the school's graduation on Friday is to receive a master’s in human services, Bishara will get a master’s in social work.
Pogu's dream is to work for a nonprofit organization and study for the LSAT so she can eventually enrol in law school.
On her part, Bishara plans to work in a hospital setting as a social worker after graduation.
Buhari's govt uncovers 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, February 3, said the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Mohammed at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU has exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with insurgency.
Even more, the minister disclosed that the agency has identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.
He said in his briefing:
”For its part, the analysis by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), in 2020-2021, revealed 96 financiers of terrorism in Nigeria, 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, involvement of about 123 companies and 33 bureaux de change, in addition to identifying 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven co-conspirators."