The United States is preparing to deploy a team of military, law enforcement and hostage negotiators to Nigeria, to help with the ongoing effort to recover more the 200+ kidnapped school girls whose plight has captured global attention.
According to Jen Psaki, the Secretary of State, team “could provide expertise on intelligence, investigations and hostage negotiations, help facilitate information sharing and provide victim assistance. It would include U.S. military personnel, law enforcement officials with expertise in investigations and hostage negotiations, as well as officials with expertise in other areas that may be helpful to the Nigerian government in its response.”
“We are not considering at this point military resources,” Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary said, saying the military personnel being sent are to take on an advisory role for the Nigerian government.
White House Press Secretary President Barack Obama, Jay Carney and John Kerry would discuss the ongoing effort to locate the girls in their meeting Tuesday afternoon.