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US military joins the hunt in Nigeria for kidnapped girls

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The U.S. military has joined to help in a kidnapping case that has sparked international outrage.

UNICEF reports that eight more girls have been kidnapped by the Boko Haram group, and the United States in joining in the global manhunt.

President Obama told ABC News that the U.S. has sent a collaboration cell to Nigeria.

Three weeks after more than 300 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 were abducted from school, the Nigerian government says it has no idea where most of the students are.  Failure to find the girls has led to protests around the world with the slogan "Bring Back Our Girls."

The Boko Haram group leader says he plans to sell the kidnapped girls as sex slaves.

The U.S. teams on the ground will offer expertise on hostage negotiations, communications and intelligence.

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