Nigeria offers £175k for information on missing girls

Nigerian police have offered a £175,000 reward for information leading to the rescue of nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels.

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Islamic group Boko Haram which took the girls, has threatened in a video to sell them "on the market".

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed the US offer to send an American team to Nigeria to support the government's efforts to find the girls, and the UK has also made several offers of help.

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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.