Britain, China promise tracking technology to locate missing Chibok girls

Britain, China promise tracking technology to locate missing Chibok girls

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President Goodluck Johnathan has received commitment from Britain and China to deploy advanced tracking technology to find and rescue the girls abducted from Chibok in Borno State by the Boko Haram sect.

A blog post by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to The President on Media and Publicity said that David Cameron, the British Prime Minister has assured President Jonathan to deploy British satellite imaging capabilities and other advanced tracking technologies in support of ongoing efforts to find the missing girls.

As international efforts gets underway on the matter, President Jonathan has also received similar promises from Premier Li Keqiang of China, who is in Nigeria as part of his tour of African countries, the President’s aide added.

“In talks with President Jonathan, Premier Li Keqiang promised that his country will make any useful information acquired by its satellites and intelligence services available to Nigeria’s security agencies,” Abati said.

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.

Michelle Obama, the US First Lady and a growing number of local and international celebrities have joined the campaign for the release of over 230 girls abducted April 14, this year during a night raid on Government Girls School,Chibok Borno State. Some of the victims managed to escape soon after the kidnap, while most are still missing and are held captive by the Boko Haram sect.

 

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