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Nigeria: Captured girls 'face rape danger'

The Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a senior United Nations official has said.

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Boko Haram 'threatens to sell abducted schoolgirls'

Islamist group Boko Haram threatened to sell the 234 girls it kidnapped more than a fortnight ago "on the market", AFP reports.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. Credit: AFP

On April 14, Boko Haram stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok, in Borno state, and packed the teenagers onto trucks. The trucks disappeared into a remote area along the border with Cameroon. Seen on film, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is quoted as saying:

"I abducted your girls, I will sell them on the market, by Allah,"

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