Nigeria still the piracy hot spot

If anything, that figure is conservative.

Nigeria sees nearly one pirate attack a week

By Tiffany Ap

(CNN) Crime on the high seas has nearly halved in the last five years but there is one region bucking that trend.

Pirate attacks off Nigeria are seeing a resurgence, at a rate of nearly one a week in the past three months, new numbers show.

A report released Wednesday from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a non-profit devoted to fighting maritime crime, said “these attacks are increasing in frequency with no signs of stopping.”

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