Nigeria has accepted Israel’s offer to send anti-terrorism experts to help in the search for the 276 girls in Boko Haram captivity.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made the offer to President Goodluck Jonathan in a telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon.
Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said, in a press statement, that Jonathan expressed optimism that with the entire international community backing Nigeria’s efforts to find and rescue the abducted Chibok girls, “success will soon be achieved”.
Jonathan briefed Netanyahu on actions already being taken by Nigeria’s armed forces and security agencies to locate and rescue the girls, Abati said.
Nigeria would be pleased to have Israel’s globally-acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise deployed to support its ongoing operations, the president told Netanyahu, according to Abati.
The Israeli experts will work with those from the United States, United Kingdom and France to intensify the search for the girls.