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Ex-FBI Jenkins: Publicity Pushing Obama to Intervene In Nigeria

By    |   Thursday, 08 May 2014 06:35 PM

President Barack Obama has spoken out about assistance the U.S. plans to give to Nigeria in light of the recent kidnapping of almost 300 teenage girls because of the publicity it has received, says Chad Jenkins, former FBI agent.

"We're making this big push and announcement I think because of the social media outrage over these abducted girls," Jenkins told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

The girls, aged 15 to 18, were kidnapped by Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram in April. The group has threatened to sell the girls into slavery.

Jenkins explained that the U.S. government has had "a military infrastructure in place dating back to 2012."

However, "Boko Haram really hasn't done anything to attack U.S. interests, and I think that's why we haven't gotten as involved as we could have."

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But that has changed because "the whole world is talking about this right now," Jenkins said.

He said the mission will be dangerous, but that the FBI agents who will go in are prepared for the job.

"The guys who are going in most likely come from the hostage rescue team, which obviously this is a hostage rescue mission, and they're the best in the world at doing it," Jenkins said.

"It's dangerous but these guys are completely capable of being an asset to the Nigerian government and to their military infrastructure," he added.

The former FBI agent said that the motivation behind Boko Haram leader Abubakar Sheku is "to restore the Islamic caliphate," which is the same motivation for the al-Qaida groups in the Middle East.

"Their end-all be-all goal and is to convert everybody else either by sword or by your own submission to their god," Jenkins said "That's their goal."

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President Barack Obama has spoken out about assistance the U.S. plans to give to Nigeria in light of the recent kidnapping of almost 300 teenage girls because of the publicity it has received, says Chad Jenkins, former FBI agent.
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