UK and China promise Nigeria satellite imaging in the search for the abducted girls

Satellite image shows Lake Chad
ESA's Envisat satellite captures Lake Chad, freshwater Lake bordering to Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon
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British and Chinese satellite imaging and tracking technology will be deployed to Nigeria to help Nigerian authorities to support them in the search of the abducted Nigerian school girls.

"President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday requested and received a commitment from Britain to deploy its intelligence gathering resources in support of Nigeria’s security agencies currently engaged in the search and rescue operation," presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement.

A month ago militants from the Boko Haram group abducted an unknown number of schoolgirls from their school. The search is still ongoing. Chinese Prime Minister visited Nigeria and reassured the Nigerian authorities that the Chinese government will provide satellite and intelligence technology to support the search.