BREAKING NEWS: Britain, China, France, Canada join U.S to offer assistance in communications, logistics, intelligence planning to #BringBackOurGirls:
DAYS of terror in Nigeria may be over soon as countries of the world have joined forces to end the terror of Boko Haram and also help rescue the abducted school girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
A Pentagon spokesman, Colonel Steve Waren, according to Associated Press, said: “There are already about 70 military personnel in Nigeria, including 50 regularly assigned to the embassy, and 20 Marines have been there for training,” Warren said. “And US is sending no fewer than 10 military troops to Nigeria, as part of the US effort to help find over 230 girls kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram”, Warren stated.
The British and French governments, also on Wednesday, said they would send teams of experts to complement the US team heading to Nigeria to help with the search for the girls.
France Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, said France was ready to send a “specialized team … to help with the search and rescue.”
President Goodluck Jonathan, reacting to these developments, also said China had offered assistance.
In a similar development, Africa Thisday has confirmed that Canada has indicated interest in helping Nigeria fight against Boko Haram.
Meanwhile, the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria, is now generating worldwide attention and condemnation.
Canada has denied cancelling President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the country.
The Canadian Counselor in Abuja, Ms. Alexandra Mackenzie had said that there was no scheduled visit of Jonathan to the country.
Mackenzie had told a Nigerian national paper that, “Canada and Nigeria enjoy shared interest in expanding opportunities for economic, social and security cooperation between our two countries.
“No visit is scheduled. However, we look forward to the opportunities of welcoming President Goodluck Jonathan to Canada at a future date.”