Boko Haram , an Islamic jihadist and takfiri militant and terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria, north Cameroon and Niger, adopted this tactic after the Nigerian security forces began kidnapping or taking as prisoners the wives and children of its members. This became a very important problem for the Nigerian governors and for the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan but at the same time for the international community. Actions of protests took place even near the Nigerian Embassy in Washington. On Monday, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video threatening to “sell” the girls.”God instructed me to sell them, they are his properties and I will carry out his instructions,” he said. Nigerian officials welcomed an offer by the US to send a team of experts, including soldiers and hostage negotiators. The White House says a U.S. team will head to Nigeria as soon as possible. They are specialists in intelligence, investigations, hostage negotiating and victim assistance. In the region, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni condemned the Boko Haram attacks. „It would be a mistake for the government of Nigeria to negotiate with these people. The most important thing is to defeat them, then negotiations can come after that,” he said.