NIMASA’s piracy concerns

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NIMASA laments pirate attacks on Nigerian waters

By Sulaimon Salau

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has expressed concerns about the spate of piracy on the country’s waters.Its Director-General, Dakuku Peterside spoke yesterday during a media engagement in Lagos. He said: “I must confess that we are concerned about cases of piracy within our waterways. But, NIMASA is working through the maritime command and has improved and increased surveillance on the waterways.

“We are working with our partners in the Nigerian Navy who have designed a number of special programmes to patrol the waterways, especially in the Niger Delta.”He pledged to tackle the crime with sophisticated technology and partnership with security agencies, adding that NIMASA had also reactivated the maritime domain awareness, which is a satellite view of the entire maritime space.

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