Thursday, 1 May 2014

Malala Yousafzai Demands For The Release Of Abducted Girls In Chibok

A Pakistani national, Malala Yousafzai, has called on the federal government to do all it can to rescue the abducted girls.

Malala, who made the call while speaking with the Hausa Service of the BBC, said that the federal government should know that it is its responsibility to rescue the abducted girls still being held by members of Boko Haram sect.

She said, "I was depressed to hear the news that female schoolgirls were abducted; the world should put all hands on deck to rescue the innocent girls from the Boko Haram sect.

"Female education is compulsory and their responsibility is on all tiers of government. Islam accepts female education and any person that is against that is not a true Muslim," she said.

Malala is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist who was shot by the Taliban on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, while she was boarding a bus to school. A gunman asked for Malala by name, then pointed a Colt 45 at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Malala's forehead, travelled under her skin the length of her face and then into her shoulder.

The attack drew worldwide condemnation and sparked a national and international outpouring of support for Malala. She had been an activist for rights to education and for women, especially in Afghanistan.

Since the attempt on her life, Malala has become a symbol for girl education and she traverse the globe speaking for increased education for girls.

She has risen in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu. She has won numerous prizes for her exemplary stance in pursuit of education.

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