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More than 60 women, girls 'abducted' in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and young girls in northeast Nigeria

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Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and young girls in restive northeast Nigeria, a local official and a vigilante leader said on Tuesday.

The group was kidnapped in the last week during a series of Boko Haram attacks on Kummabza village in the Damboa district of Borno state, which left at least 30 dead, according to residents who escaped the violence.

Nigeria's defence headquarters in Abuja said in a tweet late on Monday that it had "yet to confirm the several reports on the abduction of girls in Borno as at now".