NIGERIA: Attempt to find 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls – BY: MARTYN MCLAUGHLIN

RELATIVES of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted at gunpoint by Islamist militants have vowed to search a forest where it is feared they are being held hostage.

Families of the 230 pupils in Borno state said they were prepared to scour the remote Sambisa forest reserve amid frustration over government and military inaction and growing concerns for their children’s safety.

The mass abduction of the teenagers, all aged between 16 and 18, took place on 14 April after militants overpowered a guard at their boarding school in Chibok, north-east Borno. READ MORE

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