Monday, 12 May 2014

UK troops could help to rescue kidnapped girls

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BRITISH troops could be sent to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists.
David Cameron said on the Andrew Marr Show that Britain stood ready to help the Nigerians in whatever way possible.
“I think they are unlikely to ask for British troops but we have worked with the Nigerians in the past, in hostage-rescue situations where British special forces have helped and advised and the rest of it.

“I said to President Goodluck Jonathan, ‘Where we can help, please ask and we will see what we can do’.” CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour and Mr Cameron held up a sign as part of a campaign to save the girls.
They were snatched from a school in Chibok in the north-east of the country on April 14 by Islamic extremists Boko Haram, who have threatened to sell them into slavery.
Last night it was reported the Nigerian government had made indirect contact with Boko Haram.
UK counter-terrorism and intelligence experts are now working in the Nigerian capital Abuja to help track down the girls.

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