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Search continues for kidnapped girls in Nigeria

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(CNN/KYTX) -  With every passing day, the wait for the kidnapped Nigerian girls gets more agonizing. Boko Haram seized the nearly 300 schoolgirls and vanished into a dense forest last month. Their abduction sparked a global movement as people took to the streets demanding their rescue. Officials say 276 girls remain missing. 

Militants herded the girls out of bed on April 14 at a school in Chibok in northern Nigeria. A few escaped and shared harrowing tales of fleeing from a nearby forest bordering Cameroon. Relatives roamed through the forest in motorcycles for days, looking for the missing girls. At the time, residents said there were no signs of soldiers searching the area considered a hideout for the militants.

Meanwhile, members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram are thought to be behind an attack that killed hundreds of people in northeastern Nigeria Monday.
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