Nigeria kidnap: Cameron joins campaign

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Britain "will do what we can" to help find more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

He made the comments as he held a sign bearing the "#Bring Back Our Girls" slogan on the BBC's Andrew Marr show.

Mr Cameron is the latest high-profile supporter of the social media campaign after US First Lady Michelle Obama was pictured with a similar poster.

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed the abductions.

During the programme, fellow guest Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, handed Mr Cameron the sign and asked if he would like to join the campaign.

He told the BBC One programme: "I rang the Nigerian president to offer anything that would be helpful and we agreed to send out a team that includes some counter-terrorism and intelligence experts to work alongside the bigger American team that's going out there.

"We stand ready to do anything more that the Nigerians would want."

He said it was unlikely Nigeria would ask for British troops to help but added: "I said to President Jonathan where we can help, please ask, and we will see what we can do."

Comments (7)

What is president Mgabe saying about the kidnapped girls hahahaha uyathaba ngoba laye ulezakhe hahaha

mamncane - 12 May 2014

Where are our African leaders while this madness is unfolding right in fronrt of our eyes.

mambo - 12 May 2014

Mambo. Mwana asingachemi anofira mumbereko. Atosvorwa ndiye anotaura chero ukaona achibuda musodzi asina kutaura kuti ndifuriridze ndatosvorwa how can you assist. Tese tinorwadziwa nokushaikwa kwevana ivava zvokuti haungadi. Presidents of African nations are doing something in camera. Why should you want to know everything? Vane vanoda kuzotaurira BOKO HARAM zvatiri kuronga.

Chief Nyashanu - 13 May 2014

Mean while "prophet" TB Joshua is quiet, verrrrrrrrrrrrrry quiet. mxm. Someone arrest that fool.

taps - 13 May 2014

@ taps hu told u tht his quiet , do u watch and follow emmanuel tv o u jus talking from e blues

pee - 13 May 2014

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