Kidnapped School Girls: Nigeria Expecting Counter-Terrorism Experts From Israel
A statement released by the President's Senior Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Reuben Abati claimed that the President said this while speaking with the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu via telephone.
He said the Israeli leader called on Sunday afternoon to convey his country’s sympathy and solidarity with Nigeria and offered anti-terrorism assistance.
President Jonathan welcomed the offer by Mr. Netanyahu to send a team of Israeli counter-terrorism experts to assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations for the school girls abducted from their school dormitory on April 14 2014 in chibok, Borno state.
Abati said, "The President briefed Mr. Netanyahu on actions already being taken by Nigeria’s armed forces and security agencies to locate and rescue the girls, saying that Nigeria would be pleased to have Israel’s globally-acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise deployed to support its ongoing operations.
"Mr. Netanyahu who expressed Israel’s total condemnation of the mass abductions, said that the team of experts from his country who will soon arrive in Nigeria will work in collaboration with the teams from the United States and Britain who are already in the country and their Nigerian counterparts to intensify the search for the girls.
"He reaffirmed Israel’s willingness to give the government and people of Nigeria all possible support and assistance to overcome terrorism and insecurity."