An 18-year-old woman, who a year ago was one of 276 schoolgirls abducted in the middle of the night by Boko Haram militants, managed to escape from the extremist group. A year later, she’s in the U.S. and, using the pseudonym “Peace,” spoke to Vice about the terrifying ordeal. She recalled the night of the kidnapping, remembering how militants burst into the school and asked the girls where their hijabs were. “They tell us who want to die and who want to be alive,” she said. Militants loaded the girls into a car and drove the them away from their lives. Peace says as the vehicle sped away in the dark of night, she held out hope for “a storybook ending.” Later, she and another girl pulled off a daring escape, one that left Peace’s leg injured. But she managed to make it back to her family alive and they rejoiced when she returned.
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