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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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Regional powers 'ready to wage war' on Boko Haram

Countries neighbouring Nigeria are ready to wage war against Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Chad's President Idriss Deby said during a summit in Paris, as fears mount the group will spread beyond its borders and destabilise the wider region.

"There is determination to tackle this situation head on [...] to launch a war, a total war on Boko Haram," he said after a meeting in Paris to define a common strategy to fight the Islamist group.

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