#AceNewsReport – #BreakingUpdate:June.13: United States Navy vessel, USS Rushmore rescued 65 people from a sunken wooden passenger vessel in the Makassar Strait, between Indonesian islands Kalimantan and Sulawesi.
Initially, the 7 gt Titian Muhibah was en route from Bontang, Kalimantan to Mamuju, Sulawesi; carrying 65 passengers and 32 crew members.
The ship was reported to be sinking on 8 June, but the cause of the accident remains unknown according to local reports.
#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – May 02 – A major military operation is expected to begin near the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria, where the Nigerian government believes terrorists are holding some 276 young girls, two Nigerian newspapers reported Friday.
There are conflicting reports on how many girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in north-east Nigeria, but Borno State Police released new figures Friday, saying that at least 276 girls have been held for 17 days, the Vanguard newspaper reported.
Their captors are believed to be from the Boko Haram terror group, which is known to hideout in the Sambisa Forest.
Borno police say they believe 276 young women were snatched, while 53 others escaped, but it’s difficult to confirm numbers on the missing girls because they depend on parents claiming their daughters missing, and some may not have come forward yet.
Both the Vanguard and the Nigerian Tribune reported that four battalions from various national military divisions are expected to storm the Sambisa Forest, taking positions around all its access routes.
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1. Vanguard News – http://tinyurl.com/mvcwd9b
2. Nigerian Tribune – http://tinyurl.com/mb7dhj9
3. Fox News – http://tinyurl.com/n8y8g64