British Prime Minister, David Cameron has promised to deploy its Satellite Imaging and other Tracking Technologies to assist Nigeria in its efforts to locate and rescue the girls abducted by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state a forthnight ago.
David Cameron spoke today with President Goodluck Jonathan on phone.
President Jonathan had called the British strongman and requested for the deployment of the British intelligence gathering resources in support of Nigeria’s security agencies currently engaged in the search and rescue operation.
President Jonathan had earlier met with Premier Li Keqiang of China, made similar request and also got the Chines leader’s commitment to assist Nigeria in the same direction.
A statement issued today by Dr. Reuben Abati, special adviser to President Jonathan on media and publicity, said that Jonathan expressed gratitude to the British Prime Minister, the Government and people for their concern over the fate of the abducted girls and their willingness to provide concrete assistance to save th e girls from the terrorists who seized them from their school.
President Jonathan was quoted as telling the Prime Minister that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will liaise with the British Government through its High Commission in Nigeria to work out practical details of the promised support and collaboration against terrorism.
In talks with President Jonathan earlier today, Premier Li Keqiang also promised that his country will make any useful information acquired by its satellites and intelligence services available to Nigeria’s security agencies.
Mr. Keqiang assured the President that China will support Nigeria’s fight against terrorism in every possible way, including the training of military personnel for anti-insurgency operations.