80 U.S. Air Force Personnel In Chad To Hunt For Missing Girls
A U.S. military spokesman told ABCNews that 80 U.S. Air Force personnel deployed to Chad to help find nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls have already begun their mission.
Chuck Prichard, a spokesman at the U.S. military’s Africa command in Germany, said Thursday that the 80 Air Force personnel were previously stationed in the
U.S., though he did not disclose where, according to a NewsOfTheWorld video.
President Barack Obama told Congress in a letter Wednesday about the deployment. Obama said the service members will help with surveillance, intelligence and
reconnaissance aircraft for missions over Northern Nigeria and the nearby region.
The missing girls were kidnapped in April from a school in Northern Nigeri by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
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