08 May 2014

U.S. aid for Nigeria likely to be limited to guidance | RallyPoint.com

By Oren Dorell
Copyright: USA Today

The aid the United States will provide to Nigeria to get back nearly 300 kidnapped girls will probably be limited to helping the Nigerians find the village in the remote forest where they are being held, experts said Wednesday.

Johnnie Carson, former assistant secretary of State for African Affairs under President Obama, said the United States can offer satellite and air surveillance through drones, as well as bring in military advisers to help units of the Nigerian military.

The United States would have to vet the units it works with to ensure they meet U.S. human rights standards, Carson said from the Nigerian capital, Abuja, during a call set up by the Council on Foreign Relations.

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