Tag: kidnap

  • Pirates turn waterways into battlefield

    Security issues continue to plague Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Pirates turn Southern Ijaw, Ogbia waterways to battlefield By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio IGBOMOTORU—The waterways are the most dangerous place to […]

  • Oil tankers run gauntlet in Nigeria’s pirate alley

    Recent attacks prove threat remains. Oil tankers run gauntlet in Nigeria’s “pirate alley” A pirate attack that killed a supertanker crewman off the coast of Nigeria this week has highlighted […]

  • Deadly pirate raid on Greek ship

    One dead in pirate attack. Deadly pirate raid on Greek ship in Nigeria Gunmen have boarded a Greek-owned tanker anchored near a Nigerian port, killing one crew member and taking […]

  • Upstream WAF, CSO Alliance partner

    Upstream West Africa, CSO Alliance partner Press Release Vale Media Group, the Sub Saharan Africa focused Oil, Gas & Mining Business to Business (B2B) events company, announced today the strategic […]

  • JTF talks tough on kidnappers, pirates

    JTF ramps up the rhetoric against pirates.  JTF talks tough on kidnappers, pirates Akam James, Yenagoa Apparently disturbed by the spate of criminal activities in the Niger-Delta region, authorities of […]

  • Kidnapped crew not kidnapped…

    Investigation into cargo theft underway.  Kidnap of MV Equinox Crew a Hoax – Vessel Owners The actual owners of MV EQUINOX, a vessel whose Captain and Engineer were reportedly kidnapped […]

  • Chasing West Africa’s pirates

    Piracy and maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea under the spotlight. Danger zone: Chasing West Africa’s pirates By Mary Harper Take a boat ride out from the Nigerian port […]

  • Nigeria begs for gun boats

    News comes in a week where multiple kidnaps take place yet Navy downplays piracy. Nigeria: Piracy – Navy Begs Partners for Gun Boats By Eyo Charles Calabar — Following increase […]

  • Spain lauds Nigerian anti-piracy efforts

    Plaudits come in a week of kidnappings and strike action by maritime unions. Spanish envoy to Navy: you’ve conquered piracy The Nigerian Navy (NN) yesterday received accolades from the government […]

  • Navy debunks piracy claims

    Despite multiple kidnappings in the last 10 days, Navy denies increase. Navy debunks claims of increasing piracy in Nigeria The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday debunked claims that piracy and kidnapping […]