Sunday, April 27, 2014

UK and USA Joins Nigeria Against Boko Haram

United Kingdom and USA government are assisting the Nigerian government with search of the over 200 girls who were abducted in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.

Speaking about the incident on Friday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague characterized the abduction as an "appalling" act. He also said "I spoke to Nigerian Foreign Minister, Wali, about this case on 18 April, and we are talking to Nigerian authorities about how best to assist in their efforts to secure the girls’ release and bring those responsible to justice."

According to Punch newspaper with reference to the anonymous security source, the Federal Government had employed US intelligence services, higher technology of the United States and the United Kingdom, in the operation aimed at finding the abducted girls.

The source however revealed that Western military and operatives would not physically participate in the search of Chibok school pupils.

The source explained:
"The whole emphasis is on intelligence gathering; and that is why the Federal Government is contacting the US and the UK to assist in the area of intelligence gathering."

It would be recalled that the mass abduction of school girls in Chibok LGA, Borno, was carried out in April 14 night raid by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. While some of the kidnap victims managed to escape,majority of them are still missing.

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