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Nigerian Police Ban Protests Over Kidnapped Girls

Police in Nigeria have banned protests in the capital demanding that the government rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants. Officials say the decision was made because of "security reasons." They say the protests in Abuja could be hijacked by what they call "dangerous elements." Demonstrators denounced the move and vowed to challenge the ban in court. Protests in Abuja have been taking place almost daily, part of a campaign to keep...

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