May 8th, 2014
10:43 PM ET

Fmr. Boko Haram hostage recounts abduction: 'Disdain in their eyes, especially on the women'

Americans are now in Nigeria to help find girls abducted by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

There are approximately 50 to 60 interagency team members on the ground.

A team of seven United States military personnel from US Africa Command are scheduled to arrive in Nigeria Friday.

Officials: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls likely split up, taken across border

More than 200 girls are still missing and thousands of people were slaughtered this year - with at least 150 just this week by the terrorist group.

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village used by military in search for abducted girls

Bodies burned.

Throats slit.

Boko Haram's leader of this group warned, America could be next.

But Nigeria's president said Thursday 'the end is near'.

"I believe that the kidnapped of these of girls will be the beginning of the end of terror in Nigeria," said President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan.

So what is happening to the kidnapped girls right now?

Outfront spoke to one man who survived being a Boko Haram hostage.

Filed under: International • News • Nigeria abducted girls
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  1. James

    The sad truth is much like the effort to kill or capture Joseph Kony we will likely be hamstrung in our efforts to deal with Boko Haram.

    The desire to keep U.S. special forces out of the mix is really counter productive. And I think sadly the Nigerian Government is more interested in saving face than bringing these girls back.

    Special Forces are the best trained people to go into these remote jungles and find these girls. They are trained in hostage rescue and have years of experience doing it.

    The girls will not be found by sending a few dozen government personnel to Abuja so Goodluck Jonathan can blame the failure to find the girls on the Americans.

    The Nigerian government doesn't want our help, they want a scapegoat and who better than "Imperialist America" to deflect attention from criticism against them.

    If anyone is ever going to find those girls it will have to be done by searching these remote villages on the ground where they are being held.

    May 9, 2014 at 8:42 pm | Reply

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