United States troops may be deployed in the search for the over 200 abducted secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno State.
This was revealed Wednesday as a US Congregational delegation made up of Representatives Steve Stockman, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Frederica Wilson and Lois Frankel, told a news conference at the Unity Fountain in Abuja over the weekend that the US planned to take action.
According to Stockman: “We get briefed by the military and pending the approval of the government of Nigeria and our government, we plan to take action but I don’t think we are going into specifics this time; it was a classified briefing. We stand ready to help as soon as our government and Nigerian government approves, we will take action.”
In his own remarks, Jackson said: ” What I want to say is that I think what is right now is to work with Nigerian government in training of the military. I want to emphasise again here that we have come all these miles to say that our Congress stands ready to cooperate with the government in a manner that is appropriate and with the consent of Nigerian government. And I want to emphasise the need for the victims’ relief fund because there is so much suffering going on by the young girls and families that have been by touched by violence.”