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Thursday, 8 May 2014

#BringBackOurGirls: France, China & Canada Offer Assistance To Nigeria...

Li-Keqiang and Jonathan Bella Naija
Li Keqiang (Chinese Premier) & President Goodluck Jonathan

Earlier this week, the United States and United Kingdom pledged their support to assist the Nigerian government find the missing Borno girls who were abducted by Boko Haram last month. And now, France, Canada, and China have also promised to help.

French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, told Reuters Wednesday that “the President has instructed that we put the intelligence services at the disposal of Nigeria and neighbouring countries. This morning he asked us to contact the Nigerian President to tell him that a specialised unit with all the means we have in the region was at the disposal of Nigeria to help find and recover these young girls.”

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, confirmed China’s support in a statement released Wednesday. He said Chinese Premier, Li Keqiangpromised that his country will make any useful information acquired by its satellites and intelligence services available to Nigeria’s security agencies…Mr. Keqiang assured the President that China will support Nigeria’s fight against terrorism in every possible way, including the training of military personnel for anti-insurgency operations.”

Canada will be supplying Nigeria with surveillance equipment to help Nigeria find the girls, Vanguard reports. They will also provide the technical expertise to operate the equipment.

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