CHINA, UK OF­FER TRACK­ING HELP

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

China and the United King­dom have of­fered to de­ploy ad­vanced track­ing tech­nolo­gies to help Nigeria’s search and res­cue oper­a­tion of ab­ducted school­girls, a spokesper­son said on Wed­nes­day.

“In talks with Pres­i­dent Jonathan ear­lier to­day, Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang promised that his coun­try will make any use­ful in­for­ma­tion ac­quired by its satel­lites and in­tel­li­gence ser­vices avail­able to Nigeria’s se­cu­rity agencies,” Reuben Abati, spe­cial ad­viser to Nige­rian Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan on me­dia and pub­lic­ity, told a news con­fer­ence in Abuja.

Li is on an of­fi­cial visit to Nigeria.

“Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang as­sured the pres­i­dent that China will sup­port Nigeria’s fight against ter­ror­ism in ev­ery pos­si­ble way, in­clud­ing the train­ing of mil­i­tary per­son­nel for anti-in­sur­gency op­er­a­tions,” Abati added.

Abati spoke on the ef­forts by the govern­ment to lo­cate and res­cue the girls ab­ducted from the Govern­ment Girls Sec­ondary School in Chi­bok of north­east Borno state.

He also said that Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron com­mit­ted to de­ploy his coun­try’s in­tel­li­gence gath­er­ing re­sources in sup­port of the op­er­a­tions.

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