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More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday.Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied reports of the mass abduction from three villages in the northeast state of Borno on June 22 .The Kibaku Area Development Association, a local residents' association of which he is also chairman, reported that 19 villages have been attacked since the April 15 abductions, with more than 229 people killed and about 100 seriously wounded.Some officials also had questioned the mass abduction of the Chibok girls, which was confirmed last month by a presidential investigating committee.
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