Gordon Brown fears kidnapped girls trafficked

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told ITV News he fears that the 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have been trafficked outside of Nigeria into neighbouring countries and may never be heard of again.

Mr Brown, who first raised the need for international support three weeks ago, said it was time for the international community to turn their words of support into action, suggesting the use of satellite tracking and air support to locate the girls and bring them back to their families.

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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.