Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed and accepted offers of help from the United States of America to locate and rescue the girls abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno State.
According to Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media on Publicity, the offer from President Barack Obama was conveyed to President Jonathan by the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, in a telephone conversation.
He said the help included deployment of United States security personnel and assets to work with their Nigerian counterparts in the search and rescue operation.
“Mr Kerry assured President Jonathan that the United States’ is wholly committed to giving Nigeria all required support and assistance to save the abducted girls and bring the reign of terror unleashed on parts of the country by Boko Haram to an end,” Abati said.
Abati said Jonathan told Kerry that Nigeria’s security agencies were already working at full capacity to find and rescue the abducted girls and would appreciate the deployment of American counter-insurgency know-how and expertise in support of their efforts.
He said President Jonathan also met with the Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs and heads of national security agencies in continuation of the national efforts to find and rescue the abducted girls.
“The President received updates on the ongoing search and rescue effort, and gave approval for recommended further actions.”
- CAJ News
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