Australian offers of help over kidnappings ignored by Nigerian government

January 13, 2015 7:01 AM

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Australia has repeatedly offered help to the Nigerian government to combat its terrorism scourge and find hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, but the offers have not been taken up.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday that the government had made no fewer than four offers to help the Nigerians find the schoolgirls, who were kidnapped by the radical Islamist group in April last year.

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