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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.

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Nigerian government 'knew of Boko Haram kidnapping'

Amnesty International have accused the Nigerian government of failing to act on advance warnings that Boko Haram were planning a raid on the boarding school where 234 girls were abducted.

Amnesty International claim Nigerian security forces had four hours of advance warning but did nothing to stop it. Amnesty International's Netsanet Belay said:

“The fact that Nigerian security forces knew about Boko Haram’s impending raid, but failed to take the immediate action needed to stop it, will only amplify the national and international outcry at this horrific crime.”

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