Malala pledges to help free Nigerian girls
Pakistani rights activistMalalaYousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.
Malala met parents of the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram from a school in the northeastern village of Chibok in April.
Boko Haram, whose name means ‘Western education is sinful’, has killed thousands and abducted hundreds since launching an uprising in 2009.
Some of the parents broke down in tears as Malala spoke at a hotel in the capital Abuja. ‘I can see those girls as my sisters ... and I'm going to speak up for them until they are released,’ said Malala, who was due to meet President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday. ‘I'm going to participate actively in the 'Bring back our girls' campaign, to make sure that they return safely and they continue their