Malala meets kidnapped girls who escaped Boko Haram
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban, today meets with some of the kidnapped girls who escaped from Boko Haram in a bid to draw attention to their cause.
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban, praised efforts made by Nigerian campaigners to raise awareness around the abduction of more than 200 girls by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Speaking during a visit to the country, Malala said: "We thank you so much for telling the world that this is happening here, not only just knowing but also to tell the world that they stand up with you".
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school but miraculously survived, is to meet some of the kidnapped girls who escaped from Boko Haram
The 17-year-old, who is now a women's rights campaigner, travelled to Nigeria to help draw attention to their cause.
In a statement ahead of what has been dubbed 'Malala Day,' the schoolgirl said: "This Malala Day, I have come to Nigeria to honour the stories of these brave girls who have sacrificed so much to get an education and achieve their dreams."
More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group in April. Despite repeated pleas for their release many are still being held captive.