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 gunmen' burn houses in fresh attack

Gamburu is shown on the map along with Chibok, where hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped. Credit: Google Maps

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram is thought to be behind fresh violence in Gamburu, north-east Nigeria, which has seen at least 125 people killed, according to police at the scene.

Scores of suspected gunmen from the rebel group surrounded the town before dawn on Monday when its market was busy, and sprayed it with automatic gunfire, burning houses and vehicles and in some cases slitting people's throats.

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