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UK experts arrive in Nigeria

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UK team has arrived in Abuja to support Nigerian government in its response to the abduction of over 200 school girls.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:

A team of UK experts who will advise and support the Nigerian authorities in its response to the abduction of over 200 school girls touched down in Abuja, Nigeria this morning.

The team is drawn from across Government, including DfID, FCO and the MoD, and will work with the Nigerian authorities leading on the abductions and terrorism in Nigeria. The team will be considering not just the recent incidents but also longer-term counter-terrorism solutions to prevent such attacks in the future and defeat Boko Haram.

The team will be working closely with their US counterparts and others to coordinate efforts.

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