Nigeria welcomes Israeli team to help rescue schoolgirls

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan welcomed the offer of an Israeli anti-terrorism team to help in the effort to save the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok by the Boko Haram, the Islamist group linked to al Qaeda which is terrorizing northeastern Nigera. When Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phoned him Sunday to reaffirm Israel’s offer of support and assistance, the Nigerian president briefed him on the efforts so far and said he was optimistic about good results soon. The Israeli counter-terrorism experts will collaborate with the US and British teams already on the ground.

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