Nigeria: President Calls for International Help in Finding Missing School Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.  (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
(Photo Credit: Google Images)

Al Jazeera is reporting that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is reaching out to the international community to help find the missing school girls, allegedly kidnapped by Boko Haram three weeks ago. Al Jazeera reports:

“[President] Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday that he had sought help from the US President Barack Obama, and also approached other world powers including Britain, France and China for help on security issues.

‘This is a trying time for this country… it is painful,’ he said, and pleaded for the cooperation of parents, guardians and the local communities in the rescue efforts.

‘We will get over our [security] challenge,’ he stated, adding that Nigerians were ‘justified if they expressed their anger against government’ over the perceived slowness in rescuing the girls who were kidnapped from their hostel in Chibok town, in northeast Borno state, on April 14. “

On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised help for Nigeria in finding the missing girls.

Read more at Al Jazeera.

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