US Intelligence Aircraft Flies Over Nigeria in Search of Missing Girls

Screenshot of video allegedly showing missing Nigerian schoolgirls 

The search for the missing Chibok schoolgirls continues, with a U.S. intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flying over Nigeria with that government’s go-ahead, the Associated Press reports.

The U.S. is also sharing commercial satellite images.

According to the news wire, government officials have promised that "all options are open" in the search for and rescue of the more than 200 girls who were abducted from their school dormitories by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram.


The director of the Nigerian government's information agency, Mike Omeri, told AP that Nigeria was willing to "use whatever kind of action" to free the girls, even hinting at a military operation with foreign aid.

"At the moment, because all options are open, we are interacting with experts, military and intelligence experts from other parts of the world," he said on Monday. "So these are part of the options that are available to us, and many more."

Boko Haram released a video on Monday that it claims shows some of the missing girls, who the group says have converted to Islam. Speaking in the video, leader Abubakar Shekau said that the girls would not be released until his "brethren" were freed from prison.

Read more at the Associated Press.

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