Malala Yousafzai, the girls’ education campaigner who was shot by the Taliban, is expected in Nigeria to campaign on behalf of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.
Ms Yousafzai, 17 also supported the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign, she is due in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday. As well as meeting relatives of the kidnapped girls, she is expected to seek an audience with President Goodluck Jonathan.
Her visit to Nigeria takes place almost three months to the day since the abduction of the girls, who were taken by Boko Haram militants from a boarding school in Chibok, in north-east Borno State, on April 14.
Telegraph UK exclusively reports that her presence of such a high-profile women’s rights campaigner will add to the pressure on the Nigerian government, which was accused in the early days of the kidnapping of not doing enough to resolve it.
In recent weeks there has been claims that the trail has effectively gone cold in the hunt for the girls, despite help from Britain, America and France.