A soldier takes position to stop the advancing civil society groups protesting the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. Members of civil society groups marched through the streets of Abuja and to the Nigerian defence headquarters to meet with military chiefs, to press for the release of more than 200 Chibok school girls abducted three weeks ago. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped eight more girls from Nigeria's embattled northeast, residents said on May 6, after the extremist group's leader claimed responsibility for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls last month and said in a video he was holding them as "slaves" and threatened to "sell them in the market". AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEIPIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images
A soldier took position to stop the advancing civil society groups protesting the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum.
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Suspected militants have kidnapped eight girls in northeast Nigeria, according to police and residents, Reuters reports.

A police source, who could not be named, said the girls were taken away on trucks, along with looted livestock and food.

The BBC reports that the kidnapping took place on Sunday in the village of Warabe in Borno state.

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The BBC's Mansur Liman in Abuja says the area around Warabe, the site of the latest abductions, is a stronghold of the Islamist movement.

The abductors are suspected of being part of Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group that claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass kidnapping of more than 300 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, a town also located in northeast part of the country. There are 276 girls still missing from that abduction.