White House: Nearly 30 US personnel assisting Nigeria in search for missing schoolgirls

The Associated Press
May 12, 2014 11:25 AM

WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. team assisting the Nigerian government's search for nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls is made up of nearly 30 people drawn from the State and Defence departments, as well as the FBI.

According to spokesman Jay Carney, the team includes 10 Defence Department planners who were already in Nigeria and were redirected to assist the government.

Another seven Defence Department personnel were sent to Nigeria from AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command based in Germany.

The team also includes 4 FBI personnel and five State Department officials.

The girls were abducted from their school dormitory in remote northeastern Nigeria more than a month ago.


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