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Taliban survivor Malala pledges to help free Nigerian girls

By Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-07-15 07:20:57

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 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.

On Sunday, Yousafzai met parents of the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram from a school in the north-eastern village of Chibok in April.

Boko Haram, inspired by the Taliban, say they are fighting to establish an Islamic state in religiously mixed Nigeria. The group, whose name means "Western education is sinful", has killed thousands and abducted hundreds since launching an uprising in 2009.

Taliban survivor Malala pledges to help free Nigerian girls

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