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Piracy attacks in Nigeria linked to insider collusion

Piracy attacks in the country have been linked to crew members that are off duty leading others to attack their own vessels. This is even as stakeholders have called for improved safety and security training for seafarers to ward off piracy attacks on the nation’s waterways.
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Piracy on Nigerian waters: The truth

Globally, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, based in Singapore, recorded 201 incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery in 2018, up from 180 in 2017. The Gulf of Guinea remained increasingly dangerous for seafarers as reports of attacks in waters between the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo more than doubled in 2018.
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Only international action will stop increase in piracy: BIMCO

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A fresh annual report from the International Maritime Bureau shows that attacks in West Africa pushed piracy numbers up in 2018. In terms of military and law enforcement, an international operation is not complicated, so what is needed above all is the will to act.
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Pirate attacks: Nigerian waters now worse than Somalia

Steve Agbota Incessant attacks on Nigerian waterways are not only sabotaging the nation economy but giving Nigeria bad image before the international community. This comes as the illegal activities of piracy, oil bunkering, smuggling, human trafficking and sundry transnational crimes now take place in the Nigeria’s territorial waters, posing major threats to national security and economic […]
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Why piracy is high on Nigerian waters – Ex-Presidential aid

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FORMER senior special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on maritime matters, Mr. Leke Oyewole, has expressed concern over the volume of Nigeria’s crude oil illegally taken to neighbouring countries, which leads to high piracy in Nigerian waters.
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Rivers LG chair vows to tackle piracy, cultism

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The newly inaugurated Chairman of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Rowland Sekibo, has vowed to tackle insecurity on the water ways in the area, regretting that piracy was affecting business activities in the riverine community.
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