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Nigeria president cancels visit to village of abducted girls

A protester wears a cap with the words "Jesus Is Lord", during a sit-in protest in support of the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls at the Unity Fountain in Abuja May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA: Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his first visit to the village from which more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by rebels a month ago due to security fears, a senior government source said on Friday.

Jonathan will fly on Friday from the capital Abuja to Paris for a regional summit to discuss the Boko Haram insurgency and wider insecurity and will not now make a stop in the northeastern village of Chibok, said the source.

 

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