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WATCH: Local officials say 60 girls and women and 31 boys were taken by Boko Haram militants during an attack on a cluster of villages in northern Nigeria. Shirlee Engel reports.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday.

Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria’s government and military have attracted widespread criticism for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped April 15.

There was no way to safely and independently confirm the report from Kummabza, 150 kilometres from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters.

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Kummabza resident Aji Khalil said Tuesday the abductions took place Saturday in an attack in which four villagers were…

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