British Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds, left, shakes hands with Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, right, before a meeting at the state house in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo)
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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday visit the northeastern village where more than 200 schoolgirls were seized a month ago by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, senior government officials said.Nigeria's house of representatives on Thursday approved the president's request for a six-month extension of a state of emergency in three northeastern states where the military is battling Islamist militants.Jonathan had asked parliament on Tuesday for the extension of emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, saying the security situation remain daunting with persistent attacks on civilians and military.
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