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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Boko Haram is 'not in a position to negotiate'

The Nigerian government have said that a terrorist organisation like Boko Haram is not in a position to "set any terms or any negotiations" with the Nigerian government.

A still from the video of the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok Credit: ITV News

[The situation] has of course been different in the past; there have been back-channels to Boko Haram during previous incidents in recent years but with the eyes of the world on this crisis, I can't see how the government can enter into any kind of negotiation with Boko Haram's latest offer.

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