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Obama sends team to free the kidnapped girls in Nigeria

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Obama expressed support for the families of the kidnapped girls. "As a father of two girls, and I can not imagine what their parents are going through," said

The U.S. has sent a team of officials and soldiers who will do "everything possible" to help Nigeria in its search of over 200 girls abducted by radical Islamic militia Boko Haram.

The State Department spokesman in Nigeria, Jen Psaki, has stated that U.S. aid will consist of a "coordination unit" an inter disciplinary team who can provide expertise in intelligence, investigations and hostage negotiations, help facilitate exchange of information and provide assistance to the victims. "

The State Department has said has information that the girls would have been transferred to neighboring Nigeria such as Cameroon and Chad, but the authorities in these countries have denied that the children within its territory.

The U.S. secretary of state, John Kerry, telephoned the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, to provide support to his government in the rescue of over 200 girls abducted at a school in the city by the radical militia Chibok Islamic Boko Haram.

Nigerian President welcomed and accepted Kerry's offer to send a team to Nigeria to discuss how the United States can support in the most effective manner of his government's response to the mass kidnapping of young girls.

traslation: Belén Zapata