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31 boys abducted in northeast Nigeria

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said today, another sign of the Nigerian military’s failure to curb an Islamic uprising.

Some married women were taken along with their children who range in age from three to 15, said witnesses.

A local official confirmed the abductions but security forces denied them. Nigeria’s government and military have been widely criticized for their slow response to…

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