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“I am so proud of you both” – Ivanka Trump to Chibok Girls who Escaped Boko Haram

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Ivanka Trump and the Girls

U.S. president Donald Trump‘s daughter, Ivanka sent a lovely message to Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19 who escaped from the hands of Boko Haram terrorists in 2014, via Facebook.

Bishara and Pogu escaped the Boko Haram terrorists in 2014 by jumping off the truck while being transported from their school where almost 300 of them were abducted.

Ivanka congratulated the girls, who recently graduated from high school, for having the courage to share their story with the world.

The girls met with President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka last month when they visited the White House.

Ivanka wrote:

Honored to have welcomed Joy and Lydia, two incredible young women from Chibok, Nigeria to the White House last week.

They shared with me their remarkable journey in overcoming tremendous adversity, and I am in awe of their courage and heart. I look forward to watching them flourish as they begin a new chapter at Southeastern University this fall.

Joy and Lydia, I am so proud of you both! Thank you for inspiring us with your story.

In a letter the girls read to the president, they said:

“Three years ago, we and many of our fellow students were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists. Our boarding school was burned to the ground. We were lucky. We escaped. But even after our escape, we lived in fear that the Boko Haram would return. We could not sleep in our own beds for fear that they would come back and find us. At night, we slept in the bush. Finally, we came to America, where we could finish our high-school education in safety.”

Photo Credit: Facebook – Ivanka Trump

18 Comments

  1. Bennie

    July 4, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Nice one!

  2. Billionaire in grace

    July 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Wow proud of them too

  3. bruno

    July 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    CNN u people wont report this kind of news cause it shows trump in a good light. wicked news network

    • ec

      July 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      lol

    • artklub

      July 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      forgot u were a trump fan. how do you think he’s doing as a leader?

    • labo

      July 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Wow! WNN! That’s a new one! ??

  4. Tiercel

    July 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    CNN is overtly biased against Trump and Nigeria generally. They never see anything good to report about both. By the way, Boko Haram has made these Girls more of a celebrity. I am very proud of them. Shame on Boko Haram and their ungodly, wicked sponsors.

  5. jane

    July 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Ivanka trump and “the girls?”. Don’t they have names?

  6. Jide

    July 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    You proud of your daddy too?

  7. Jide

    July 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    I bet she doesn’t even know their story or names. Hahahha

  8. Jane(the real Jane)

    July 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Lord forgive me if I’m wrong, but this chibok story never added up…girls just pop up claiming they were chibok girls, No parents? No family? Something is just very off

    • Professor X

      July 4, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Honestly, I doubt anyone has a comprehensive list of the kidnapped girls. Also this girls present look sophisticated and not like JJC that are re-settling in the US. I thought there were from remote villages in Northeast Nigeria? Anyhow sha.

    • Mama

      July 5, 2017 at 12:42 am

      So now the girls look too sophisticated to be from Chibok? Lol…you guys are funny sha. You can’t just eat the humble pie and admit you were wrong. Girls that have been in the US for over a year, how exactly did you expect them to look? It is until they wear leopard skin you will know that they are from a remote village. What exactly is special in what they are wearing? I can’t just fathom the way some of you reason.

    • Nene

      July 5, 2017 at 4:27 am

      I believe the whole thing was a script orchestrated by the US and a few Northerners. I still don’t believe 200 girls were taken hostage just like that.

    • Purplieciousbabe

      July 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      I agree. I don’t believe the story. Am very suspicious

  9. Marlee

    July 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I am a born and raised village girl but super sophisticated. I assure you of that.

  10. love

    July 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    don’t you guys read it well one Lydia and second one joy they said they escaped from the bokoharam bus since 2014 since then they traveled to US to further their education. read now

  11. Mama

    July 5, 2017 at 7:17 am

    BN, can you please let us know the criteria for withholding comments? It is getting worrisome.

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