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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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UN Security Council 'strongly condemn' abductions

The UN Security Council have strongly condemned the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria and attacks by extremist Islamic group Boko Haram, threatening to take measures against the insurgents.

News agency Xinhua quoted the Security Council as saying it expressed its “profound outrage” and condemned “in the strongest terms” the abduction of 276 schoolgirls.

A woman carries a sign as she attends a protest demanding the release of the girls. Credit: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Permanent representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Oh Joon said:

“The UN demanded the immediate and unconditional release of all abducted girls still in captivity and further expressed their deep concern at statements made by the alleged leader of Boko Haram threatening to sell these girls as slaves.”

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