Strengthening Nigeria’s anti-piracy war

Iincreasing activities of pirates constitute a threat to the Nigerian economy.

Strengthening Nigeria’s anti-piracy war through enabling legal framework


Recent reports by the International Maritime Bureau indicating that piracy and armed sea robbery attacks, which were before now prevalent in the Gulf of Guinea, especially within Nigeria’s territorial have shifted to Somalia is seen as salutary by industry stakeholders. This development however brings to fore the need for Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea zone to consolidate on the promises, especially by the National Assembly in the passage of the Anti-Piracy Bill currently before it. FRANCIS EZEM reports.

The International Maritime Bureau IMB, the global piracy watchdog in response to the worsening cases of piracy and sea robbery in 2009 declared Nigeria’s territorial waters second most unsafe in the world after those of the Failed State of Somalia.

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