Malala slams leaders over inaction to save Nigeria's kidnapped girls

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Lagos, April 14: Almost a year after Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai has criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to save the girls.

In an open letter to the girls, Malala writes: "In my opinion, Nigerian leaders and the international community have not done enough to help you."

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She writes that world leaders must do much more in order for their release from the militants. "I am among many people pressuring them to make sure that you are freed," she says.

Malala also said that she looked forward for the day when she could hug each one of them and could celebrate their freedom.

The letter comes after a year the schoolgirls were kidnapped.

Around 276 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok on April 14 last year. The act caused global outage with many leaders showing solidarity with the girls.

Bring Back Our Girls is a campaign that was launched shortly after the kidnappings and garnered support even from US First Lady Michelle Obama.

Malala is known for her campaign in support of education of girls specially in Pakistan and her support for child rights.

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