Citing Jerusalem’s “globally acknowledged anti-terrorism expertise,” Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to assist in locating 223 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and in fighting the brutal terrorism that is taking place there.

International efforts have widened to trace more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorists in Nigeria, while France has called for African leaders to hold a summit focused on the issue, Times of Israel reports.

“Israel on Sunday joined the bid to find the 223 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria’s restive northeast four weeks ago, but Washington said US troops would stay out of any rescue mission,” the article continues.

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