Jolie: Nigeria abductions risk 'horrible precedent'

Film star Angelina Jolie has said the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in north-east Nigeria speaks of a "bigger problem" about the treatment of girls by radical Islamists.

Jolie, who is also a UN Special Envoy on refugee issues, told French news channel i-Tele: "If the world does nothing and they get away with this then we set this horrible precedent, so I think it's extremely important that something is done immediately to try to find these girls."

"God forbid we don't then we still have to bring these men to justice," she added.

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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.