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Dozens more girls abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria raises doubts about cease-fire

  • FILE - In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria. Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014,  from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, the local government chairman Shettima Maina told reporters.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria. Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, the local government chairman Shettima Maina told reporters.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Monday May. 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, the local government chairman Shettima Maina told reporters. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - This Monday May. 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, the local government chairman Shettima Maina told reporters. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, the local government chairman Shettima Maina told reporters. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, the local government chairman Shettima Maina told reporters. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

Escaping residents report dozens more girls and young women have been abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and hopes for the release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.

The residents say about 30 teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped in recent days from villages 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Another 40 girls and young women were abducted from neighboring Adamawa state on Oct. 18, the day after Nigeria's military announced a cease-fire agreement with Boko Haram insurgents.

Human Rights Watch says in a new report Monday that more than 500 girls and women have been kidnapped by Boko Haram since 2009.

It quotes escapees saying they are forced to become Muslim, forced into marriage and raped.