Friday, 2 May 2014

US AGREES TO HELP NIGERIA SEARCH FOR THE ABDUCTED GIRLS



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Marie Harf US spokesperson for State Department


The United States Government on Thursday agreed to help Nigeria in search of the 276 abducted students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
This was made known on Thursday by the spokeswoman for State Department, Marie Harf.

"We have been engaged with the Nigerian government in discussions on what we might do to help support their efforts to find and free these young women" she said. "We will continue to have those discussions and help in any way we can".

Harf, who declined to expatiate on the kind of assistance Washington is offering, said:



 "We know Boko Haram is active in the area and we have worked very closely with the Nigerian government to build their capacity to fight this threat".

The spokeswoman recalled that in 2012 fiscal year, the United States gave the sum of $20 million to Nigeria for security assistance, she said part of the money was meant to be earmarked on building the nation's military, boost its capacity to investigate terrorist attacks as well as enhance government's forensic capabilities.









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