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Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan cancels visit to abducted girls' village

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his first visit to the village from which more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by rebels a month ago due to security fears, a senior government source said on Friday.

Visit to Chibok would have been leader's 1st since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 students

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, shown speaking at the World Economic Forum earlier this month, cancelled his first visit to the town where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants. (Sunday Alamba/Associated Press)

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has cancelled his first visit to the village from which more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted by rebels a month ago due to security fears, a senior government source said on Friday.

Jonathan will fly on Friday from the capital Abuja to Paris for a regional summit to discuss the Boko Haram insurgency and wider insecurity and will not now make a stop in the northeastern village of Chibok, said the source.