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Malala meets escaped Nigerian girls

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The 17-year-old, who arrived in Nigeria yesterday on her birthday, said she made the trip with her father Ziauddin in order to "honour the stories of these brave girls", will meet some of the girls who escaped from the notorious Boko Haram in a bid to draw attention to their cause.

More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group in April, and many are still being held captive.

Malala, who is from Pakistan but moved to England last year, gained worldwide attention after surviving the brutal assassination attempt in October 2012 and has continued to campaign for the right of girls across the globe to have an education.

In a statement after her arrival in Nigeria, and ahead of what has become designated 'Malala Day' tomorrow, the schoolgirl said: "This Malala Day, I have come to Nigeria, to honour the stories of these brave girls who have sacrificed so much to get an education and achieve their dreams.

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Location: Nigéria
Location: Nigéria
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