US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States has offered Nigeria support in its search for more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
Kerry said the US Embassy in Abuja will form a "coordination cell" that will provide expertise on intelligence, investigation and hostage negotiations, while also helping to facilitate information sharing and victim assistance.
He said he spoke with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan earlier that day, who accepted the offer.
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.