Activist Malala in Nigeria

Associated Press
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls, holds a picture of kidnapped schoolgirl Sarah Samuel with her mother Rebecca Samuel, during a visit to Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday July 13, 2014. Malala Yousafzai traveled to Abuja in Nigeria to meet the relatives of schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram three months ago. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)

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Nigeria's president promised Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai that he would meet with the parents of some of the 219 schoolgirls held by Islamic extremists for three months, she said Monday.

Malala is celebrating her 17th birthday in Nigeria in an effort to work for the release of the girls from Boko Haram. (AP)

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