Nigeria militants seize Chibok, kidnapped schoolgirl town

November 14, 2014 4:23 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of residents to flee from the northeast town from which the insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, a local official said Friday.

The insurgents rode into town shooting from pickup trucks and motorcycles and quickly took control around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok local government, told The Associated Press.

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