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Published On: Thu, Oct 16th, 2014

Noble Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, calls for Boko Haram terrorists to free girls

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel peace laureate, is calling on Nigerian officials to intensify efforts to free the over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram months ago.

Malala-Yousufzai photoThe BBC noted Boko Haram group “sparked global outrage when it seized the girls, and foreign governments including the US and China, have sent experts to Nigeria to help track them down.”

Boko Haram, the Sunni Muslim extremist group, is working towards an Islamic State, similar to the one in Syria and Iraq, as they spread violence over the northern region, devastating villages.

Malala said in a statement that the schoolgirls needed to be reunited with their families and receive a quality and safe education.

“I urge the Nigerian government and the international community to redouble their efforts to bring a quick and peaceful conclusion to this crisis,” Malala said.

Malala, a 17-year-old Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education, won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, making her the youngest ever recipient of the award. She was attacked on a bus and shot in the head by Taliban militants. Her story of survival has been an inspiration all over the globe.

The BBC article published a mother’s story of her daughter’s kidnapping:

“We are in a desperate situation. Sometimes, when we go to the farm and remember what has happened we just start crying and can’t work,” Hannatu Dauda told the BBC.

She says she last heard from her abducted daughter, Saratu, when Boko Haram raided her boarding school in Chibok in April.

“When she called, we were all lying in the compound. She said: ‘Some people have come to take us and they have rounded us up. Please pray for us’. And then her father and the rest of us kept praying,” Mrs Dauda recalls.

“After some minutes she called again to say: ‘Daddy they have taken all of us from school. We have been loaded onto a truck and we don’t know where they are taking us to. Please tell my mummy to forgive me until we meet again’,” she adds.

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