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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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Nigeria president 'optimistic' on finding missing girls

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has said that international military and intelligence assistance have made him optimistic about finding more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamic militants.

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has received heavy criticism for his handling of the missing girls crisis Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

Israel has become the latest country to offer help to Nigeria, after Britain and the US flew in military and other experts to help with the search.

A statement from State House in Abuja said Mr Jonathan is "very optimistic that with the entire international community deploying its considerable military and intelligence-gathering skills and assets in support of Nigeria's efforts ... success will soon be achieved".

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