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Pentagon: No Plans to Launch Military Efforts in Nigeria

Posted May 7th, 2014 @ 6:02pm by KFBK News

The Pentagon says it has no plans to launch any military efforts to help Nigeria gain the release of nearly 300 schoolgirls being held by an Islamist extremist group threatening to sell them.

A Pentagon spokesman says fewer than 10 troops are being sent to help with communications, logistics and intelligence-planning.

There are already about 90 American military personnel in Nigeria, including Marines assigned to the embassy.

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