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Nice that the US government is finally stepping up and sending some help.
The United States is preparing to deploy a team of military, law enforcement and hostage negotiators to Nigeria, officials said Tuesday, to help with the ongoing effort to recover more than 250 kidnapped schoolgirls whose plight has captured global attention.
“Obviously it’s a heartbreaking situation, outrageous situation,” President Barack Obama told ABC on Tuesday. “We’ve already sent in a team to Nigeria – they’ve accepted our help through a combination of military, law enforcement, and other agencies who are going in, trying to identify where in fact these girls might be and provide them help,” he added.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday morning to discuss the plan to send a “coordination cell” to Abuja to assist in locating the girls, who were taken by the Boko Haram militant group in April. The group’s leader recently boasted in a…
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Nearly 300 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram on April 14, but it took two weeks for the story to go viral on Twitter. The rest of the world’s media was slow to catch up too. Now that Boko Haram has taken responsibility for abducting the girls from their school with plans to sell them, the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls is spreading like wildfire and the Nigerian government is finally asking for international help to find them. The map below shows how the story finally exploded on Twitter: