The United States of America has deployed some agents to Nigeria to help locate the over 200 kidnapped school girls from Chibok.
While Nigeria still mulls over Boko Haram’s request to exchange the girls for imprisoned Boko Haram members, the Pentagon has sent some 30 people drawn from the State and Defense departments. Among them are five State Department officials, two strategic communications experts, a civil security expert and a regional medical support officer. Four FBI officials with expertise in safe recovery, negotiations and preventing future kidnappings are also part of the group.
The Pentagon said 16 Defense Department personnel were on the team, including planners and advisers who were already in Nigeria and have been redirected to assist the government. Military aircraft has also been deployed over Nigeria for manned intelligence and surveillance missions.
The US has been actively involved in the search for a while now, having placed a $7million bounty on Boko Haram last year.