The President of Nigeria Goodluck Johnathan has said that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists Boko Haram.
The move came amid growing national outrage at the government's response to the abduction - and as he said that he believes Nigeria is winning its war against an Islamic uprising.
The Nigerian military has flown more than 300 sorties in the hunt for the abducted schoolgirls, a Major has told ITV News' Rageh Omaar.
A newly released video from Boko Haram reportedly shows the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
The man who started a viral hashtag campaign in support of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls says it has forced the government to act.