Maritime security chiefs tackle piracy

Security issues in West Africa are ongoing.

Maritime security chiefs tackle piracy

Maritime security chiefs from the West African sub-region are meeting in Accra to share ideas and harmonise strategies to deal with rising piracy and other criminal activities along the Gulf of Guinea.

The West African sub-region has suffered several attacks by pirates and other gangs of criminals in recent times, from Angola to Nigeria and in Togo, Benin and Ghana.

Speaking at the opening of the Second Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa Conference and International Defence Exhibition, 2015, on Tuesday, the Minister of the Interior, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo, described crimes at sea as having assumed alarming proportions and posing a huge threat to global commerce, particularly in West Africa.

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