May 16, 2014 / 9:33 AM / 5 years ago

Nigeria president cancels visit to village of abducted girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to the media on the situation in Chibok and the success of the World Economic Forum in Abuja May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

ABUJA (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Bate Felix and Catherine Evans

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