16 May 2014

Nigeria: Jonathan Cancels Visit to Chibok - Report

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President Goodluck Jonathan.

Cape Town — According to Reuters, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his first visit to the village where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram on April 14.

Senior government sources cited security fears, and reportedly said that the president will head straight to Paris for a summit to discuss Boko Haram with representatives from neighbouring Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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Nigerian President Cancels Chibok Visit

President Goodluck Jonathan.

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