#BringBackOurGirls: Britain joins search fro kidnapped girls

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Britain will send a small team of
experts to Nigeria to help respond to the kidnap of
more than 200 girls, a Downing Street spokesman
said Wednesday.
The team will concentrate on planning,
coordination and advice to local authorities rather
than operations on the ground to look for the girls,
who were seized by the Islamist militant group
Boko Haram on April 14.
The team will fly to Nigeria “as soon as possible”,
Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan accepted the
offer when the two leaders spoke by telephone
earlier Wednesday.
The experts will be drawn from government
departments including the defence, international
development and foreign affairs ministries and may
include military officers.
US President Barack Obama has sent military
experts to Nigeria to help in the search and the
British team will complement their efforts.
Cameron’s spokesman could not say how large the
team would be.
In his phone call with Jonathan, Cameron
expressed his “shock at the appalling attack and
wholehearted support for the Nigerian people”, a
Downing Street spokeswoman said.
“Both leaders also agreed that their respective
governments should explore how to further
strengthen co-operation on counter-terrorism in
the longer term to prevent such attacks in the
future,” she added.
“The prime minister and president agreed on the
importance of the international community working
together to meet the challenge posed by Islamic
extremism and violence.”
Speaking in parliament earlier, Cameron
condemned the kidnapping as “an act of pure evil”.
“It has united people across the planet to stand
with Nigeria to help find these children and return
them to their parents,” he told lawmakers.
Cameron said Britain had made “repeated offers of
help” since the kidnap.
“This is not just a Nigerian issue; it is a global
issue,” he added.
“There are extreme Islamists around our world who
are against education, against progress, against
equality and we must fight them and take them on
wherever they are.”

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7 Responses

  1. Kaybaba

    Gbangan d time we all are waiting for is finally here GEJ has finally wake up and cum out of his shell with dis gud move.but wait a minute i suggest dat our own sss d only ozoigbondu 1 of Berlin a.k.a Zubby should be part of dis seaech team ceriouslly…# bringbackourgirls.com

  2. princesaamy

    It will be a great thing for Western world teaming up with Nigeria to help rescue the girls while hoping that this action of ours will not boomerang a la Libya and other invaded land.

  3. Mekus

    To give a monkey a cup of water to drink and quench the thirsty is not hard but to collect the cup back after drinking is the hardest task , hmmmm …… Crossed two hands and keep looking as things unfolded step by step …

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