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Islamists undeterred by kidnap backlash

Protests in the Nigerian capital are growing over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by Islamist Boko Haram gunmen. On the day of this protest eight more girls were seized from a village near one of the group's strongholds. (SOUNDBITE)(English) YASMIN OTHMAN, PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN WOMEN AGRIBUSINESS NETWORK SAYING: "This is a time for well-meaning people to stand up and be counted in this country." Nigeria's government is welcoming an offer of U.S. help to find and rescue the missing girls conveyed by Secretary of State John Kerry. (SOUNDBITE)(English) REUBEN ABATI, NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN, SAYING: "Mr Kerry assured President Jonathan that the United States is fully committed to giving Nigeria all required support and assistance to save the abducted girls and bring the reign of terror unleashed on parts of the country by Boko Haram to an end." Rallies in the U.S. demanding the return of the missing girls have gathered strength as N

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