On May 12, Canadians arrived in Nigeria to help search for the 200 girls abducted in April by Boko Haram.
According to CTV News, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said:
I am pleased to say that as we committed last week, there are Canadians who have arrived on the ground in Nigeria who are working with the United States and the United Kingdom to work on the freedom of these young girls, which is obviously our most pressing priority.
The Canadian government has not said who the Canadians in Nigeria are, citing concerns for their safety, only that they are tied to “security” in some way.
However, CTV News reports that Canadian Special Forces operators with hostage-extraction expertise “will be deploying to Nigeria in the coming days as part of Ottawa’s larger commitment to help the Nigerian government.”
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