Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly reneged on a deal that was secured to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the nearly 300 girls the terror group kidnapped.
Sen. Corker: White House Meeting About Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’
White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending.
The service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria.
President Goodluck Jonathan cited security concerns; parents of the more than 300 abducted schoolgirls are angry.
Official: Nigerian Government Rules Out Swapping Islamic Militants For Nearly 300 Kidnapped Schoolgirls
Nigeria’s government is ruling out an exchange of more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls for detained Islamic militants, Britain’s top official for Africa said Wednesday.
Michelle Obama on Saturday criticized the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group she said is determined to keep them from getting an education — “or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls.”
British security experts have joined Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists.
Report: Clinton’s State Department Refused To List Group That Kidnapped Nearly 300 Teen Girls Terrorists
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria by an Islamic extremist group an “act of terrorism” and accused the Nigerian government on Wednesday of being “somewhat derelict” in protecting its people.
Muslim organizations representing the Washington area are calling for the release of nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria.