Nigerian Navy steps up fight

Many attacks on rigs go unreported by companies.

Nigerian warships begin anti-piracy deployment in Gulf of Guinea

Nigeria has deployed warships and troops in a massive operation to end pirates’ attacks on local and international merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian navy said Wednesday.

The operation sought to contain high spate of attacks by thieves on critical oil and gas installations and other criminality prevalent in the nation’s territorial waters, the country’s Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Iboke-Ete Ibas, said.

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