#BringBackOurGirls: France offers Nigeria ‘special team’ in hunt for kidnapped girls

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France on Wednesday offered
Nigeria a “special team” to look for more than 200
girls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko
Haram in an incident that has triggered global
shock and condemnation.
The extremists seized a first batch of schoolgirls in
Nigeria’s restive northeast three weeks ago, saying
they were holding them as “slaves” and
threatening to sell them, and have since kidnapped
other girls in the area.
“A special team with all our resources in the
region is at the disposal of Nigeria to help in the
search and recovery of these young girls,” French
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told parliament.
President Francois Hollande is due to hold phone
talks with his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck
Jonathan on the subject on Wednesday evening,
sources close to the French leader said.
France already has troops on the ground in Mali
not far away, where they continue to engage in
intelligence gathering to further weaken armed
Islamists in the north after driving them out of
towns they had occupied for months.
“The president gave the defence minister and
myself the order… to put our (intelligence) services
at the disposal of Nigeria and neighbouring
countries,” Fabius said.
Described as “heartbreaking” and “outrageous” by
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the
kidnappings have drawn several pledges of help
from the international community.
Washington has deployed military experts to
Nigeria to help search for the girls and Britain has
offered unspecified practical help.
Earlier Wednesday, French government spokesman
Stephane Le Foll denounced the kidnappings as
“one of the most atrocious forms of terrorism
because it involves kidnapping and trafficking
His comments came as Boko Haram this week
kidnapped another 11 girls from a village in Borno
state, the epicentre of the group’s five-year
Islamist uprising.
And on Wednesday, witnesses and a local senator
said the extremist group had staged a bloody
attack in the northeastern town of Gamboru Ngala,
firing on fleeing civilians and killing hundreds.

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6 Responses

  1. Corpspissed

    #BringOurGirlsBack! Boko cowards, you end is near! 😎

  2. Mekus

    U see ? Whenever update is not about fucking Maria pussy from behind or shooting NSK gangs on the left leg you will only see few comments lol… Fans I hail una oooo

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