Parkistani Teen, Malala Joins Bring #Back Our Girls’ Campaigh, Urges Boko Haram To Free Abducted GirlsFeatured, Latest News Sunday, July 13th, 2014
The ‘Bring #Back Our Girls’ crusade took another passionate dimension on Saturday as a teenager and Pakistani, Malala Yousafzai, urged members of Boko Haram to release over 200 Chibok Secondary school students in their custody almost three months ago.
The 17 years old Yousafzai who is a survivor of similar ordeal in the web of Taliban, made the appeal in Abuja while on a three-day visit to Nigeria and a dinner to mark her birthday anniversary.
African Examiner gathered in Abuja that the Education crusader who visited Nigeria in the company of herfather Ziauddin and Malala Funds members, indicated that as she clocked 17, it was her wish to see every child go to school and the abducted girls released by the insurgents, adding that she wanted them to go back to school and continue their education.
Yousafzai stated at the dinner that she was opened to advice and guidance on security and education for every child in the country. She also indicated that she wished to listen and share experience with the girls who have managed to escape from captive as well as their parents.
“They are the ones who can really tell us what their daughters are suffering and what they are suffering too,” Yousafzai pointed out.
Malala’s three-day visit will feature a date with President Goodluck Jonathan and other top government officials, hosting of Malala day which holds on Monday, July 14 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to amplify her passion and campaign for quality and complete education for every child in the world.
Malala’s father, in his remarks at the dinner declared that it was time the neglect of people with their challenges should stop, noting that his community education project started from the scratch, but he was able “to send 120 students on scholarship…, so your existence in your community is the biggest capital you have…”
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