Posted by News Express | 1 January 1970 | 3,443 times
The United States of America is deploying about 80 more military personnel to help locate and rescue the over 200 students abducted April 14 from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists.
President Barrack Obama disclosed this to Congress yesterday. He said the troops would be stationed in Chad, neighbouring country to Nigeria, from where the girls were kidnapped. Obama said the soldiers would support efforts by Nigeria to find the girls.
“These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area,” Obama said in a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required,” the US President added.
The US had last week sent a team of special operations forces to train and advise their Nigerian counterparts after Africa’s most populous country finally accepted US offer of assistance in locating the girls, who are believed to have been split and taken across the border by Boko Haram.
•Photo shows US President Obama.
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