Nigeria in piracy swoop

Unfortunately, the legislation to prosecute them still hasn’t been passed.

Navy arrests 40 for alleged piracy

The Navy said yesterday that it had arrested 40 suspects in the past two months for alleged piracy. It said 52 vessels have been impounded for maritime offences in the Lagos area.

Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command (WNC) Rear Admiral Habila Ngalabak, who spoke at a one day seminar on “Maritime offences and procedures for arrest, detention of ships in Nigerian environment”, said the seminar was aimed at educating officers on procedures of arresting, detaining and prosecution of vessels.

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