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Israel Pledges Special Forces in Quest to Fish-out Abducted Girls

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Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netayanhu on Sunday pledged his solidarity with the Nigerian government in the quest to fish-out the over 200 girls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State.

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Netayanhu who made the pledge while speaking in a phone conversation with the Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan promised to send a team of Israeli counter-terrorism experts to assist in the ongoing search and rescue operations.

Jonathan howerver briefed Mr. Netanyahu on actions already being taken by Nigeria’s armed forces and security agencies to locate and rescue the girls, saying that Nigeria would be pleased to have Israel’s globally-acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise deployed to support its ongoing operations.

Netanyahu who expressed Israel’s total condemnation of the mass abductions, said that the team of experts from his country who will soon arrive in Nigeria will work in collaboration with the teams from the United States and Britain who are already in the country and their Nigerian counterparts to intensify the search for the girls.

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Netayanhu spoke even as the All Progressive Congress(APC) joined called for solidarity in the fight against terrorism but however warned that deployment of military forces along will not win the fight against insurgents.

In a press conference addressed by Interim Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, the party called on the Federal Government to use the carrot and stick approach employed by former President, Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua in winning over the Niger Delta Militants by entering into dialogue with members of the sect.

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