David Oyelowo, a Hollywood actor has announced that he would fund the education of the five Nigerian girls who survived the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.

The Hollywood actor made the announcement of the scholarship in a post on his Instagram page.

He stated that, having managed to overcome the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency, “the journey toward their true destiny has begun”.

The David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship programme, which the girls are beneficiaries of, is organised in partnership with the Geanco Foundation.

Speaking on the development, Geanco, a non-governmental organisation.

He wrote: “Proud to present the glorious recipients of the David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship.

They survived terror at the hands of Boko Haram, now the journey toward their true destiny has begun.