At least two divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as communication facilities of the Nigerian Police and all other services have been engaged to coordinate the search for the 200 girls abducted by Islamist extremist terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The soldiers are deployed in the border region near Chad, Cameroon and Niger, and will work with other security agencies, said Gen. Chris Olukolade, spokesman for the Defense Headquarters.
The Air Force has made more than 250 flights, and a signal unit and the police are also involved in the search. A multinational force has also been enabled, in addition to the deployment of surveillance equipment to support ten search teams, said Olukolade.
United States, United Kingdom, France, China and the international police agency Interpol has offered its assistance.