NIMASA’s piracy target

The current surge in piracy has raised doubt over Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)’s ability to end piracy on Nigerian waters as promised by June 2018. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports.

NIMASA’s pledge to stop piracy threatened

Despite the Federal Government’s approval of $186 million to secure Nigerian waterways and ports, pirates are still operating in and off the coast of Nigeria targeting foreign shipping crews for ransom.

The fund is meant for the acquisition of new military aircraft, patrol boats and armoured personnel carriers that will be deployed for anti-piracy operations.

With the equipment, the NIMASA last June boasted that piracy and sea robbery would be reduced to zero by June 2018.

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