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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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'The global response' called for rescue of Nigerian girls

The American ambassador to the UK - Matthew Barzun - has defended the twitter campaign to raise awareness of the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls on Good Morning Britain.

He reiterated that the rescue operation was lead by the Nigerian Government, but said the international community had "stood up" for women's right to an education.

"It's interesting - they didn't see bring back their girls, or bring back the girls, they said bring back our girls," he said.

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