Malala Yousafzai vows to fight for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

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Malala to fight for Nigerian schoolgirls
Abuja, July 14: Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai arrived in Nigeria on Sunday and pledged that she would help free the Nigerian school girls abducted by terror outfit Boko Haram.

Malala, who survived a deadly attack by Taliabn after she was shot in the head, said that she would meet some of the girls who escaped from the militants. Speaking at a hotel here Malala said, "I can see those girls as my sisters. I am going to speak up for them until they are released."

Malala celebrates her 17th birthday today and is scheduled to meet President Goodluck Jonathan later during the day.

More than 200 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April and many are still believed to be in thier captivity.

A campaign #BringBackOurGirls began on Twitter starting with Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie who supported the campaign.

Boko Haram militants are said to be fighting for a seperate Islamic state in Nigeria.

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