A policeman sitting at the back of a truck makes a phone call before the start of a speak-out session of 'bring back our girls' rally in Lagos June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 20 young mothers near a town in northeast Nigeria where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted nearly two months ago, sources told AFP on Tuesday.There were conflicting reports of how many women were abducted from the nomadic settlement near Chibok in Borno state, with one local leader putting the number as high as 40 .But the latest kidnappings, which happened on Saturday in and around the village of Garkin Fulani, eight kilometres (five miles) from Chibok, were the latest in a spate in the area.The abduction of 276 schoolgirls on April 14 was Boko Haram's most daring kidnapping in its five-year insurgency. A local official of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) said 40 young mothers were singled out and put into vehicles before being driven to an unknown location.
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