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: Captured girls 'face rape danger'

A poster with the Twitter campaign hashtag #BringBackOurGirls is seen during a prayer vigil. Credit: Reuters\Susana Vera

The Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a senior United Nations official has said.

"My worry is those girls don't come back half of them pregnant," the world body's special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura told a luncheon at the British Residence in New York.

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