As recently as yesterday Reuters was reporting that Nigeria was willing to negotiate the freedom of the kidnapped schoolgirls with their captors.
That was apparently a bridge too far for the colonial masters. Today the top UK official in Nigeria announced that Nigeria would on no account negotiate with Boko Haram.
Thank God the Brits are there to stiffen the backbone of their inept Nigerian underlings!
Frankly, it's more than a little unsettling to see the red carpet being rolled out for Nigeria's colonial masters. British, US, and Canadian "assets" are already on the ground and in the air "helping" in the search for those schoolgirls, and by extension "helping" in the struggle against Boko Haram.
I suppose that since they've finished "helping" Afghanistan in its struggle with the Taliban, they're at loose ends for things to do...
Nigerians will soon rue the day they invited in these "helpers."