U.S. Experts Arrive In Nigeria To Hunt Girls Taken By Boko Haram

Source: Jim Miklanszewski and Henry Austin / NBC News

A senior defense official told NBC News that Nigeria’s military needs to “step up” in order to locate and rescue the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.

Six U.S. military advisers arrived in Nigeria Friday to assist the nation in its search efforts, bringing the total number of US military personnel there to 18, including the 11 who are permanently assigned advise and help train Nigerian military forces. Two additional military personnel are set to arrive later, said Rear Adm. John Kirby during a Pentagon briefing.

But the official said that any rescue mission had to be a Nigerian one. “We’ve been training Nigerian military and security forces in counter-terrorism for the past two years. They have to step up.”

U.S. defense and military officials for now knock down any speculation that US military forces would be directly involved in a rescue effort.

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  • jim beam

    if you live like animals this is what happens no sympathy here