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May 7th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

U.S. aiding Nigeria in search for kidnapped girls

At least 150 people were killed in the latest apparent attack by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.
Officials say the death toll could hit 300.

Terrorists dressed in military uniforms stormed a village on Nigeria's border with Cameroon.
The men fired rocket propelled grenades and tossed improvised bombs into a crowded outdoor marketplace, while shouting "God is great."

This is the latest in a series of horrific attacks by the terror group in Nigeria.

Eight girls ages 12-15 were abducted on Sunday - in addition to 276 girls kidnapped from their school on April 14th. 223 of those girls are still missing.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau: A ruthless leader with a twisted ideology

The leader of Boko Haram says he is selling the girls. U.S. officials say many of them have likely already been moved out of Nigeria.

The U.S. is moving ahead with its plans to provide Nigeria with law enforcement assistance and military consultations.

But does that mean military boots on the ground in Nigeria?

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki discusses America's role in Nigeria.


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