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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'

Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say.

The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place on Saturday - one day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram group.

The government had hoped the Islamist group would free more than 200 girls seized in April as part of negotiations.

The BBC's Will Ross says that even if a ceasefire has been agreed, further acts of violence are "highly likely".

  • 23 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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