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Minister for Africa condemns latest Boko Haram abductions

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Africa Minister James Duddridge appalled by abhorrent abduction of women and children in northern Nigeria.

Following reports of the further abductions from Damask, Northern Nigeria, the Minister for Africa, James Duddridge MP said:

I am appalled at reports that up to 500 young women and children have been abducted from the town of Damask in northern Nigeria. I condemn Boko Haram’s abhorrent practice of abduction in the strongest terms and call for all those taken to be released immediately. The UK stands with Nigeria and its people at this difficult time, and will continue to support the region in countering the threat posed by Boko Haram.

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