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Over 60 women and girls abducted in Nigeria

Militants have reportedly abducted more than 60 women and girls in northeastern Nigeria.

Local media say the militants raided a village outside Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, and took away the victims. Details of the abductions are not known, but the Islamist group Boko Haram is believed to be responsible.
The group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April.

In April, the United States and some other countries sent experts to Nigeria to help with the rescue efforts, but they have so far failed to find any of the girls.

Boko Haram is becoming more active in northeastern Nigeria. The group is accused of a bomb explosion that killed more than 20 people at a World Cup soccer viewing site in Yobe state on June 17th.

Jun. 24, 2014 - Updated 20:57 UTC