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More countries are offering Nigeria their support to help find 220 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last week an extreme Islamist group. The USA, China, France, Britain and Canada have all told Nigeria's government they will do what they can to locate the missing girls. The group Boko Haram kidnapped the girls and said it would sell them. U.S. president Barack Obama said the kidnapping was both "heartbreaking" and "outrageous". American military experts are now Nigeria to hunt the children. China has promised computer equipment and special software to help find them. One Egypt's top Islamic universities said harming the girls "completely contradicts the teachings Islam".

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot the head the Taliban in 2012 going to school, expressed her shock the kidnappings. She said: "These girls are my sisters, and I am feeling very sad." She had a special message the girls, saying: "Never lose hope because we are you." Malala compared the situation to what was happening her hometown Swat, Pakistan. She said: "It is what happened in Swat as well. In Swat, we were suffering. Girls were banned going to school and banned from going to market." She added: "They were schools trying to study, thinking their future, and then suddenly some people came and abducted them." She called it "another kind terrorism".

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