WASHINGTON POST: Despite joint search for missing girls, Nigeria and United States are wary partners

BY: Pamela Constable and Karen DeYoung

ABUJA, Nigeria — When Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced early this month that the Obama administration was rushing a team of experts to help Nigerian officials rescue 276 abducted schoolgirls, the hope in Washington was that Nigerians would react with gratitude and energetic cooperation.

Instead, the U.S. assistance mission here — cloaked in secrecy and producing only vague hints of progress after six weeks of joint efforts to find and free the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants — has produced a more ambivalent and critical response. READ MORE OF THIS STORY


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