Gunmen abduct eight more girls in Nigeria




 
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Gunmen abduct eight more girls in Nigeria
 
May 7th, 2014  
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Gunmen abduct eight more girls in Nigeria
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls from a village near one of the Islamists' strongholds in northeastern Nigeria overnight, while the United States made plans on Tuesday to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls seized by the militant group last month. "We're going to do everything we can to provide assistance to them," U.S. President Barack Obama told NBC News in an interview on Tuesday. "In the short term our goal is obviously to help the international community, and the Nigerian government, as a team to do everything we can to recover these young ladies." In a separate interview with ABC News, Obama called the kidnappings heartbreaking and outrageous. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau threatened in a video released to the media on Monday to sell the girls abducted from a secondary school on April 14 "on the market".




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