"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
It said the boat was traveling from the eastern Nigerian port of Oron to Port Gentil in Gabon and that the passengers included nationals of Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin and Mali.