Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have arrived in Chad and have begun their mission to help located nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped over a month ago from neighboring Nigeria by Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group. The service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the nearby region. A senior U.S. official said the drone is a Predator and will be in addition to the unarmed Global Hawks already being used. The new flights will be based out of Chad and allow the military to expand its search to that country.
AM 820 News anchor Robert Pankau spoke to ABC News correspondent Tom Rivers.