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    Nigerian Gov't Split on Rescuing Girls

    BBC

    Nigeria’s defense chief delivered frustrating news for the families of the nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram and have been missing for about six weeks. Air Marshal Alex Badeh said the government has located the missing girls, but it could not take the risk of using force to rescue them. “Where they are held, can we go there with force? We can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back,” he said. But the government doesn't want to negotiate to get them back either. President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly said no to a deal to exchange 50 of the abducted girls for 100 Boko Haram prisoners. The Boko Haram war continued Monday as 54 people were killed, including 24 soldiers and 21 policemen. 

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