bring back our girls
bring back our girls

In commemoration of the two year sojourn of nearly 300 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state, yesterday, Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari calling for urgent action to rescue the students. She also praised affected families for their courage.
According to Malala, “I write this letter with a heavy heart, knowing you have endured another year separated from your daughters. I think of you every day since we first met two years ago—and join millions of people around the world in praying for the safety and swift return of your girls.
“As I did last year, I call on President Buhari of Nigeria—and everyone who can help rescue the Chibok girls—to act now. Would a president give up the fight for his own daughter? These girls are just as precious to their families.
“Parents, thank you for having the courage to send your daughters to school. My dream is that one day they will come home, finish their education and choose their futures for themselves.
“I pray for the day when you can embrace your girls again.”
Malala, who was shot in the head by Taliban fighters while riding the bus to school in Pakistan, has become an international advocate for girls’ right to education.
In July 2014, a few months after the mass abduction at Chibok, Malala met with a few girls who had escaped Boko Haram. Speaking in front of a crowd, Malala called on then-president Jonathan Goodluck to “bring back our girls.”
In Dec. 2015, Buhari said that Boko Haram had “technically” been defeated. However, most of the 276 girls kidnapped in 2014 are still missing today.

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