… Precious and Hope, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, told their story through a translator to social worker Erica Greve, the founder and CEO of Unlikely Heroes, a nonprofit rescue for child victims of sex slavery. The girls and their mothers gave permission for Greve to share their stories with TheBlaze.
Greve asked the girls during their separate counseling sessions in Lagos, Nigeria, what they would tell the other victims who are still being held by Boko Haram.
‘If these girls are given the opportunity to get out of that place, we want them to run,’ said Precious, who, like the majority of her classmates, is Christian. ‘Hold onto God first and foremost, give yourself to God, and be thankful to God for all the people who will help you along the way….’
On the night of the abduction, Precious and Hope, like the rest of the girls, were asleep in their quarters at the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibook, a Christian stronghold.
Precious told Greve it was roughly 2 a.m. when one of the girls near her shook her awake after hearing the sound of men in the distance. She whispered, ‘Get up, Boko Haram people are coming….