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(CNN) – The U.S. State Department says that officials have been talking to the Nigerian government about what help the U.S. might be able to offer in rescuing at least 200 girls, kidnapped by militants in the dead of the night more than two weeks ago.
The Nigerians have yet to formally make any request for help from the U.S., even though this nation already provides more than $20 million dollars in security assistance to that country, one official told CNN.
For parents of the girls, it is a nightmare: their daughters have been kidnapped by terrorists and sold into slavery, while their government seems almost uninterested in rescuing her.
The parents have been demanding that the government help bring their girls home, to apparently little avail. This week their rescue became a social media movement throughout the world.
CNN's Jake Tapper reports.