Nigeria accepts assistance from US over kidnappings

Nigeria accepts assistance from US over kidnappings

US President Barack Obama says the United States will do everything it can to help Nigeria in its search for more than 200 girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram Islamist militant group.

It comes as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan had accepted US offers for assistance.

8 more girls have been taken overnight, with all those kidnapped allegedly up for sale, or to be married off to members of the Islamist militant group.

President Obama says the US is willing to address both the short and long term issues in relation to this incident.

Meantime US Secretary of State John Kerry says action to assist the Nigerian government will begin immediately.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has also offered Britain’s assistance.

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