Some of the Chibok schoolgirls, who escaped from their Boko Haram abductors have been awarded scholarships to attend the American University Nigeria Academy, AUN, Yola, Adamawa State.
The girls, 15 of them, were amongst over 250 school girls lured from their hostels at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, into captivity on the night of April 14, by Boko Haram gunmen disguised as Nigerian soldiers on a rescue mission.
At least 50 of the girls managed to escape while the rest have remained in captivity more than four months after with their fate uncertain.
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is the founder of AUN, said he and some unnamed individuals have awarded 15 of the escaped girls scholarships.
“15 of the #ChibokGirls who escaped have been admitted into AUN Academy on a scholarship”, Mr. Atiku tweeted.
“My sincere thanks to the good spirited individuals and friends who raised funds for this worthy cause. #BringBackOurGirls”, he added.
The former vice president also tweeted pictures of the girls receiving instructions from a white woman in what looks like a classroom setting.