Foremost girls’ education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, 17, is expected to arrive in Nigeria today to campaign on behalf of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram, according to reports from the UK Telegraph.
Malala has been a backer of the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.
Her visit to Nigeria takes place three months to the day since the abduction of the girls. They were taken by Boko Haram terrorists from a boarding school in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014.
Malala, who is expected to arrive in Abuja today, will also meet with relatives of the kidnapped girls. She is also expected to seek an audience with President Goodluck Jonathan.
The women’s right campaigner in early May joined the #BringBackOurGirls campaign – which successfully focussed international attention on the girls’ plight.
Malala posed with a picture on her Twitter feed and described the girls as “sisters”.
Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban as she boarded her school bus in the valley of Swat, northwest Pakistan, after she spoke publicly about girls’ rights to education.
She was transferred to Britain for hospital treatment, and currently lives in the West Midlands along with her family.[Daily Times]