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Britain sending experts to help Nigeria kidnap case

Published on May 8, 2014 9:04 AM
 
Members of civil society groups sit to protest the abduction of Chibok school girls in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. Britain will send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help respond to the kidnap of more than 200 girls, a spokesman for the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP  

LONDON (AFP) - Britain will send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help respond to the kidnap of more than 200 girls, a spokesman for the prime minister said on Wednesday.

The team will concentrate on planning, coordination and advice to local authorities rather than operations on the ground to look for the girls, who were seized by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on April 14.

The team will fly to Nigeria "as soon as possible", said Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman.

Britain is also expected to send Abuja-based liaison officers from the SAS special forces to help the rescue mission, the Times reported Thursday.

 
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