The U.S and U.K Government representatives in the country insist they are very much in the mix of efforts at finding the girls but explain that they are not at the forefront of the campaign.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said “our troop is here to support the Nigerian Government in the Nigerian Government’s efforts to get these girls back.
“We are supporting your Government; we are not here to do this for you; that’s the definition of partnership. We’re here to help you do something that’s difficult and help you as best we can but we are not in the lead on this.
British Deputy High Commissioner, Peter Carter, said, “Clearly it’s a matter of great concern that none of the girls have been found but we are working very closely with the Nigerian authorities and with our American partners to provide assistance and support to the Nigerian authorities in their efforts to bring the girls home as quickly as possible.
“We fully support all the efforts that the Nigerian authorities are making, we want to see those efforts redoubled, we need to see them reinforced and we are here to help and provide support.”