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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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UK team arrive in Nigeria to aid hunt for kidnapped girls

A team of UK experts has arrived in Nigeria to help with the hunt for 276 kidnapped schoolgirls, the Foreign Office said.

They are in the capital Abuja to help bolster the international effort to find the girls who were kidnapped nearly a month ago.

Protestors demonstrate against the kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria, outside the Nigerian Embassy in London. Credit: REUTERS/ Olivia Harris

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "The team is drawn from across government, including the Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence, and will work with the Nigerian authorities leading on the abductions and terrorism in Nigeria.

"The team will be considering not just the recent incidents but also longer-term counter-terrorism solutions to prevent such attacks in the future and defeat Boko Haram."The team will be working closely with their US counterparts and others to co-ordinate efforts."

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