US Aids in Search for Abducted Nigerian Girls

With more girls taken from their school, President Obama promised to assist the Nigerian government’s rescue efforts.
2:25 | 05/07/14

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We begin with the U.S. Taking action, trying to help save the kidnapped girl schools in Nigeria, and bring them home. Martha Raddatz is in Washington with the latest. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, George. President Obama telling ABC news, that a U.S. Team is already on the ground this morning. That team will grow in the coming days. All part of a coordination cell that the president is authorizing to help find those girls. For the first time since the mass kidnapping, 23 days ago, and with even more girls now seized from their schools, president Obama is speaking out about the missing girls, telling our ginger zee, the U.S. Will do whatever it can to help the Nigerian government's rescue efforts. It's a heartbreaking situation. Outrageous situation. This may be the event that helps mobilize the international community to finally do something against this horrendous organization. Reporter: The coordination cell will include U.S. Military, the FBI, and will provide expertise on hostage negotiations, communications and intelligence, which may include reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. Traveling with the secretary of defense, I asked if Americans would be involved in an actual rescue if the girls are located. The Nigerians have their own force. And going beyond that, until we get a better -- until I get a better interagency understanding of the requirements, I don't know what's going to be required. Reporter: The U.S. Senate even passing a resolution Tuesday, condemning the kidnapping. And members of congress holding a moment of silence on capitol hill. ABC's hamish Macdonald is in Nigeria, at an economic forum. Right now, the power leaders are here in Nigeria for the economic forum. It will increase the growing pressure on Nigeria's government to act to bring these girls home. Reporter: Nigeria's first lady, patience Jonathan, breaking down during an official meeting. While everyone tries to find these missing girl, the state department warns there may be more kidnappings to come. George? Real fears those girls are separated and sent far away. Martha, thanks. Now, to new video of the

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