U.S. and Nigeria reach intelligence sharing deal re: kidnapped girls

Nigeria Kidnapped Girls

From FNC’s Justin Fishel…

The U.S. and Nigeria reached a deal over the weekend that would allow the U.S. to share intelligence analysis with the Nigerian government as they both search frantically for 276 girls kidnapped by the terror group, Boko Haram.

Until now, the U.S. was prevented from sharing data due to a lack of secure protocols.

“We have finalized an agreement with the Nigerians to share intelligence with them, specifically intelligence relating to the kidnapped girls,” said Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren.

The U.S. has dedicated satellites as well as manned and unmanned aerial surveillance aircraft to the search.  All the information will flow through the small American team on the ground in Nigeria.