Goodluck Jonathan thanks nations for kidnap support

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, who has been criticised for an ineffectual response to the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in his country, has thanked the international community for their support amid the crisis.

Addressing the World Economic Forum he is hosting in the capital Abuja, Mr Jonathan said the presence of other nations supported Nigeria to "win the war against terror", with several sending experts to the African nation to strengthen the effort to find the schoolgirls.

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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.