Finding the girls will be very difficult if not impossible, even with the prize money awarded, many (if not most) have probably crossed international borders. Locally in Borno state you have dense forests and secure hide-outs. Saddam Hussein hiding in a foxhole scenarios are unlikely.
OTOH it should not be difficult to find a few Mir Jafars amongst the Boko Haram units.
The exact troop combination is unclear, it is better to work with private agencies (like Blackwater) and to outsource all the “enhanced interrogations” to them. Else you run the danger of antagonizing the entire liberal universe who will be rising in action against the evil neo-cons (who are probably using Boko Haram as a front in a bid to control all African resources).
task force set up to help find the 276 schoolgirls abducted by the
Islamist militant group Boko Haram has arrived in Nigeria to assist with
Military, law-enforcement and development experts,
including some skilled in hostage negotiations, also plan to tackle the
rising threat from Boko Haram. France, Britain and China have also
The US Secretary of State John Kerry said: “Our
inter-agency team is hitting the ground in Nigeria now and they are
going to be working in concert with President Goodluck Jonathan’s
government to do everything we can to return these girls to their
families and their communities.
“We are also going to do everything possible to counter the menace of Boko Haram.”
The latest developments follow a request by Nigerian President Jonathan
to Barack Obama for help, with the US President vowing to “do to
everything we can” to help find the girls, whose abduction from a
secondary school on 14 April triggered international outrage.
social media campaign, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, has been
credited with highlighting the Nigerian government’s response to the
kidnappings and on Boko Haram’s other attacks and kidnappings, which
have terrorized local communities.
US First Lady Michelle Obama
and human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai are among high-profile
figures to join worldwide calls for the return of the schoolgirls on
UN envoy Angelina Jolie today said the culture of impunity was to blame for the kidnappings.
“I’m actually sickened by it,” she said. “And the thought of them out there now, terrified and being abused and sold.
“It’s infuriating and it kind of goes beyond understanding that someone could do this.
“I think it speaks of a bigger problem which is that because of the
lack of impunity and because people believe they can get away with this
people will commit these kind of crimes.
Jonathan said he hoped a ‘turning point” had been reached with the
ongoing threat of terrorism in the country and the battle against Boko
Speaking at the World Economic Forum being hosted in the
capital, Abuja, he said: “I believe that the kidnap of these girls will
be the beginning of the end of terror in Nigeria.”