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Protesters march through Nigerian capital

Protesters sang "bring back our girls" as they marched through Abuja. Credit: Reuters

Protests are continuing in the Nigerian capital Abuja over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in the north-east of the country.

A banner reads "I want my sisters back and alive now". Credit: Reuters

"This is a time for well-meaning people to stand up and be counted in this country, for the sake of these children," one demonstrator said.

"Other children are yet to come - that's why we are here now," she added.

Demonstrators carried banners with messages such as "Rescue our Chibok girls". Credit: Reuters

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