U.S. Sends Troops to Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

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The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and the Senate, notified lawmakers about the latest steps underway to assist in the return of the abducted girls. CCTV’s Nathan King reports with details.

U.S. Sends Troops to Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

U.S. Sends Troops to Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and the Senate, notified lawmakers about the latest steps underway to assist in the return of the abducted girls. CCTV's Nathan King reports with details.

Meanwhile, Islamic extremists killed 48 villagers in northeastern Nigeria near the town where they kidnapped 300 schoolgirls, and the U.S. said Wednesday it was sending in 80 military personnel to expand the drone search for the captives.

The developments came hours after twin car bombings claimed at least 130 lives in this central city,€” an escalating campaign of violence blamed on the Boko Haram terrorist network and its drive to impose an Islamic state on Nigeria.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan promised that those responsible will be brought to justice. CCTV’S Deji Badmus has more now from Lagos.

Nigerian Extremists Kill 48

Nigerian Extremists Kill 48

Islamic extremists killed 48 villagers in northeastern Nigeria near the town where they kidnapped 300 schoolgirls, and the U.S. said Wednesday it was sending in 80 military personnel to expand the drone search for the captives. CCTV'S Deji Badmus has more now from Lagos.

CCTV’s Milke Walter interviews Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies to discuss the ongoing turmoil in Nigeria.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on U.S. Troops Aiding Nigeria

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on U.S. Troops Aiding Nigeria

CCTV's Milke Walter interviews Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies to discuss the ongoing turmoil in Nigeria.