US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

US experts join hunt for abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Written by Kumudu Jayawardana

07 May, 2014 | 11:06 am

[quote]US President Barack Obama said the team comprised personnel from military, law enforcement and other agencies.[/quote]

A team of US experts has been sent to Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

US President Barack Obama said the team comprised personnel from military, law enforcement and other agencies.

He said he hoped the kidnapping might galvanise the international community to take action against Boko Haram.

Earlier, it emerged that eight more girls had been abducted in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants.

The latest kidnapping happened on Sunday night in the village of Warabe in Borno state. The girls taken were aged between 12 and 15.

On Monday, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau threatened to “sell” more than 230 girls seized from their school, also in Borno, on 14 April.

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