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26.10.2014 Nigeria

Thirty adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: local chief

By AFP
A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group, Abubakar Shekau.  By  (Boko Haram/AFP/File)
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A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group, Abubakar Shekau. By (Boko Haram/AFP/File)

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Around 30 adolescents -- some of them girls aged as young as 11 -- have been abducted in northeast Nigeria over the weekend by suspected Boko Haram rebels, a local village chief told reporters on Sunday.

"The insurgents... grabbed young people, boys and girls, from our region," said Alhaji Shettima Maina, who is in charge of the Mafa village. "They took all boys aged 13 and over... and all girls aged 11 and more. According to our information, 30 young people were abducted in the last two days."

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