Boko Haram, the Al-Qaeda-linked, Nigerian-based Muslim extremist organization has wreaked havoc on women and girls living in Nigeria for far too long.
The repulsive and savage 2014 kidnapping of the 276 Chibook school girls Boko Haram orchestrated made world news headlines. Since then, 57 of the young Nigerian girls the terror group snatched away from their families have been returned safely, according to a number of global news sources.
However, 219 girls are still being held by Boko Haram militants, according to The Voice, the number one black daily newspaper in Great Britain. Thankfully, Robert Smith (pictured), a black man and billionaire from the U.S. has put together a vast financial contribution, which will assist 24 Chibook girls by enrolling them in classes at the American University of Nigeria, one of the finest higher education institutions on the continent of Africa.
Leah Sinclair, a columnist for The Voice wrote the following in a recently published online article about Smith’s plan to provide educational support for the Nigerian girls who have been victimized by Boko Haram:
“The scholarship funded by Smith will include the girls’ room and board and their yearly tuition, which can hit close to $11,000. In a statement from Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, he said that Smith will also guide the educational dreams of ‘others who will hopefully be eventually set free.’ Smith, 54, attained his wealth after establishing Vista Equity Partners, which is now worth $26 billion. His own personal net worth stands at $2.5 billion. At the top of 2016, Smith granted his alma mater, Cornell University, with a $50 million check and became the chairman of Carnegie Hall.” (The Voice)
It is certainly great to know that someone black with real wealth in this world is seeking to help the girls who have been brutally enslaved by the vile activities of Boko Haram. This group professes to be deeply rooted in Islam, which is deplorable. Muslims are a people who practice lives of peace, not carnage.