Nigeria president to visit town where girls abducted: officials

Reuters News
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Posted: May 15, 2014 9:53 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday visit the northeastern village from where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted a month ago by Islamist rebels from Boko Haram, senior government officials said.

It will be Jonathan's first visit to Chibok village, epicenter of a growing international effort to rescue the girls, since they were abducted. Officials said he will travel on to a regional security summit in Paris at which Boko Haram will be discussed.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Bate Felix)