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Despite Gunshot Wounds, Student Graduates From University in Nigeria

A close encounter with violent Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram could not stop 26-year-old Abubakar Umar from graduating last week at his university.   The scars on Umar’s arms distinguish him among this year’s graduating class of the American University of Nigeria, where he studied petroleum chemistry..   A nighttime road trip from the campus in the northeastern city of Yola to the northern metropolis of Kano to visit family nearly turned deadly for Umar when he ran into a...

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