Nigeria's president has welcomed the United States' offer to send a team to the country in response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by an Islamist militant group, the US State Department says.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the American embassy in Nigeria is "prepared to form a coordination cell" that would include US military personnel and law enforcement officials with expertise in investigations and hostage negotiations.
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.