A team made up of personnel from the military, law enforcement, and other fields has been sent by the US to Nigeria in an attempt to help find more than 200 girls abducted from a school last month by terrorist group Boko Haram. At least 230 girls were abducted from a school in the village of Warabe, with the leader of Boko Haram threatening to “sell” them.
Boko Haram seek to overthrow the government and create a radical Islamic nation in northern Nigeria. They have killed thousands of Nigerians since 2009 and they “punish” the government for not granting them their own nation by killing innocents. US President Barack Obama said “”This may be the event that helps to mobilise the entire international community to finally do something against this horrendous organization that’s perpetrated such a terrible crime.”