China, UK offer tracking help

Updated: 2014-05-09 07:18

(China Daily)

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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.