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(both: ksän`thē), city (1991 pop. 37,463), capital of Xánthi prefecture, NE Greece, in Thrace. Tobacco and wheat are grown. The city has a sizable Muslim minority.



a city in Greece, in Thrace. Administrative center of the department of Xanthi. Population, 23,000 (1971). Xanthi is an important center of the tobacco industry. There is a food industry for processing local agricultural produce (grain, legumes, and vegetables).

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I was terribly saddened by the incident of the abduction of June 20th last year and the brutal killing of six others on the spot along Damboa road, while heading for the burial of a close one in Askira Uba local government of Borno State.
Sequel to intermittent Boko Haram attacks on Borno towns, villages (Gwoza, Damboa, Askira Uba, Damboa and Chibok), Adamawa (Madagali, Mubi, Gulak, Basa, Shua, and Michika), and Yobe and pockets of communal violence in parts of Taraba, Plateau states, millions of Nigerians have fled their homes and manage to eke out a living in IDP Camps.
Suleiman Dauda, 12, said he ran into the bushes with neighbors when extremists attacked his village, Askira Uba, near Yola last year.
Hundreds of villagers in another northeast area, Askira Uba, are fleeing after receiving letters from the Islamic extremists threatenA[degrees] ing to attack and take over their areas, spokesman Abbas Gava of the Nigerian Vigilante Group said.
News of the abductions came as locals in three villages of the Askira Uba district, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) to the south, said they had been attacked over the weekend.
As districts across the state had previously been deprived of such facilities, four new hospitals are also being built in Askira, Chibok, Briyel and Rann.
Abu Askira, of Disability Wales, said: 'People with disabilities need a safe environment to exchange information on the issues that affect them and disabledfriends.
Insurgent leader Abubakar Shekau had captured the ladies unexpectedly on the trunk on a road between Damboa and Maiduguri while they were off to bury one of their own in a large convoy headed for Lasa in Askira Uba
Abubakar Askira, a Vale of Glamorgan 'shadow', said: 'I am aware that within many public services there is a deficiency in the representation of black and ethnic minority people.