U.S. sends help in finding missing Nigeran hostages

The U.S. state department announced on May 6th that it will be sending a team to Nigeria to aid in attempts to find and recover the 200 girls who were taken by the Boko Haram.

According to CBC News, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan stated publicly that he welcomed the United States' offer of support.

This comes after gunmen suspected of being affiliated with the Boko Haram kidnapped an additional eight girls on the evening of May 5th.

The 200-plus school girls have been missing since April 2014.