The Islamist militant organization Boko Haram is accused of kidnapping 60 women and girls from two towns in northeastern Nigeria on Oct. 23.
The kidnappings came less than a week after the Nigerian government reported having signed a cease-fire agreement, brokered by neighboring Chad, with representatives of Boko Haram. It was to include the release of 200 women kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014. Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, denied that any agreement was ever in place.
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