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Nigerian Officials Challenge Latest Kidnapping Reports

Officials in northeastern Nigeria are disputing reports that militants abducted 20 women from a village near Chibok, where more than 200 girls were kidnapped in April. In a phone interview with VOA's Hausa Service, the Borno state commissioner of police, Lawal Tanko, said local police near Chibok were unaware of any abduction. "I was only made aware of this by the media," he said, "because we have no records of it happening." The chairman of the Chibok local...

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