• NIGERIA LEADER TO VISIT ABDUCTED GIRLS’ TOWN

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    ABUJA: Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will visit a northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic militants, with international criticism mounting of his response to the crisis. A senior government official told AFP that the head of state would be in remote Chibok in Borno state on Friday before flying to Paris for a regional security summit to discuss the Boko Haram threat. Jonathan and his government have been widely criticized for their slow response to the kidnapping on April 14, which saw 276 girls abducted by militants. A total of 223 are still missing. But they were forced to act in the face of a social media campaign and street protests that won global support and attracted the attention of foreign powers, who have now sent specialist teams to help in the rescue effort.

    AFP

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