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Published: Friday June 20, 2014 MYT 9:30:02 PM
Updated: Friday June 20, 2014 MYT 9:31:27 PM

Nigeria says 219 kidnapped schoolgirls unaccounted for

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group protest on a street, after challenging the Nigerian police's ban on their daily protests, in Abuja June 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group protest on a street, after challenging the Nigerian police's ban on their daily protests, in Abuja June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA (Reuters) - More than 200 of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in April remain unaccounted for, the chairman of the government's fact-finding committee on the kidnapping said on Friday.

So far 57 of the girls have been reunited with their families while 219 remain at large, Brigadier General Ibrahim Sabo said in a statement.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Alison Williams)

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