Boko Haram attack kills at least 24 in north Nigeria

Boko Haram gunmen have attacked and killed 24 security personnel after simultaneous raids in the north-eastern town of Buni Yadi, security sources and witness said.

The attacks occurred at a Nigerian military base and adjacent police barracks, not far from where the Islamist insurgents shot and burned to death 59 pupils at a boarding school in February.

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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.