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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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'We can't kill our girls trying to get them back'

A Nigerian defence official has indicated that the government will not use force to rescue the girls being held captive by Islamist militant Boko Haram.

The state news agency quoted Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh saying: "The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you."

"But where they are held, can we go there with force? We can't kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."

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