Nigeria’s porous waters

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Nigeria’s Porous Territorial Waters

Nigeria’s territorial waters have over the years remained very porous. In fact, investigations have revealed that a lot of illegal activities- piracy, oil bunkering, smuggling, human trafficking and sundry transnational crimes take place in the Nigeria’s territorial waters unhindered, posing major threats to national security and economic development.

These criminal acts often result in loss of lives, physical harm or hostage-taking of seafarers, aside significant disruptions to commerce and navigation, financial losses to shipowners and damage to the marine environment.

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